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Five killed in van crash

Five people were killed and seven injured on Monday in Kampong Thom province’s Stoung district after a tyre burst on the van in which they were riding, authorities reported yesterday.

Deputy district police chief Yant San told the Post that the van was carrying passengers between Svay Rieng and Siem Reap provinces for a wedding celebration.

The van fell on its side when the tyre burst, instantly killing four of the passengers and injuring the remaining eight, who were rushed to hospital.

Police said one of the injured passengers died while at hospital.

To contact the reporter on this story: Lieng Sarith at newsroom@phnompenhpost.com

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