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Commune chief loses control of new car and kills wife

A Bit Traing commune chief accidently killed his wife by driving his new car into their home in Preah Sihanouk’s Prey Nop district on Wednesday evening, police said. District police chief Kheang Bunna said that Ung Sarom drove his car into his home where his wife, Sao Chhun, 50, sat selling goods. She died instantly.

“It was an accident,” Bunna said, noting that Sarom had never had driving lessons. According to Bunna, Sarom was testing the vehicle he had bought four days before when he confused the pedals, accelerating into his home. Sarom, a member of the CPP, won his seat in June’s elections.

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