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Man killed in wedding truck crash

A man was crushed to death after a truck carrying wedding decorations and supplies crashed yesterday, injuring 22 others riders in Mondulkiri’s Sen Monorom district, a police official and hospital director said.

The truck was overloaded with cooking supplies, tents, chairs and passengers, which provincial traffic chief Tith Chan blamed for the accident on Bay Chhov road running through Romnea commune.

“There were 22 workers on it when it collapsed coming down a hill. It was careless of the driver,” Chan said, adding that the driver quickly fled the scene following the crash and was wanted by police.

The man killed during the crash is nicknamed “Chanta” and was about 30 years old, according to Sea Somang, a director of Mondulkiri’s provincial hospital.

“Most of the workers were seriously injured and are now being treated at hospital,” Somang said.

A treacherous final two months on Cambodia’s roads saw 174 deaths from the beginning of November.



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