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Migrants killed in Thai truck accident

A pick-up truck carrying 27 Cambodian migrant workers crashed in Thailand’s Chonburi province on Sunday, resulting in four dead and 19 injured, with four others fleeing the scene fearing arrest, according to a Thai police report obtained yesterday.

The report stated that the pick-up was driving towards Cambodia when it crashed due to a flat-tyre, making it roll repeatedly.

The four dead were men, while the injured comprised 10 men, eight women and one young girl. The truck’s driver escaped, according to the report, which stated that Thai officials ensured victims were hospitalised.

Among the dead was a minor, found along with another body 100 metres from the wreckage. The other two deceased reportedly died en route to a hospital.

The report only specified that two victims were underage.

Thai police are seeking to arrest the driver, a Thai citizen who charges 1,500 baht ($42) to ferry workers between the neighbouring countries.

Chum Sounry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, was unaware of the incident yesterday, and said he would “contact our ambassador over there”.



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