Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Fatal bridge accident in Kandal prompts inquiry

Police inspect the scene of a fatal accident in Kandal province after a man drove off the edge of an unfinished bridge. Photo supplied
Police inspect the scene of a fatal accident in Kandal province after a man drove off the edge of an unfinished bridge. Photo supplied

Fatal bridge accident in Kandal prompts inquiry

Cambodian government officials have opened an investigation into accusations that Hanshin, a Korean construction company, breached contract by failing to follow safety regulations after two brothers were killed when they drove off an unfinished bridge in a Hanshin construction zone last week.

Authorities have said Hanshin had not provided adequate warning signs, and the Ministry of Public Works inspected the site of the accident on Thursday.

Kong Bunthoeun, a technical director at the ministry, said the government did not want to terminate the contract but noted there are concerns about “safety and quality of work”.

“We will give them a week, and if they don’t change, we will decide how to deal with them,” Bunthoeun added.

Lin Ju-heon, the planning manager for Hanshin, maintained yesterday that the company did nothing wrong and plans to continue working.

Although he said there were adequate warning signs on the bridge, the company did compensate the victims’ family.

A deputy district police chief last week told the Post that a warning sign had been removed prior to the accident.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Military police stand guard outside a polling station that was allegedly prematurely closed to eligible voters during the 2013 general election in Kandal province. Photo supplied

The Ministry of Defence on Friday lashed out at civil society and election monitoring groups, claiming a

Opposition leader Kem Sokha uses his hat to gesture to supporters during a campaign rally yesterday in Siem Reap province. Facebook

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to unleash war on the opposition party if he loses patience with their campaign for the June 4 commune