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Ride workers charged in tourist death

Three workers manning a roller coaster at an amusement park in Siem Reap town have been arrested and charged with the unintentional death of a Japanese tourist after she died from her injuries when the ride crashed over the weekend, Siem Reap deputy police chief Thoeung Chendarith said.

“The controller did not care much about customer safety. They should carefully check all the parts of the machine as well as the seat of the rollercoaster before allowing customers to ride on it,” he said, adding that a safety bolt in the front car, where 21-year-old tourist Saki Rakita sat with her Cambodian tour guide, was broken.

Chendarith said Rakita and her guide were in the front car on Friday evening when it broke off of the track mid-ride.

The guide is recovering in Siem Reap provincial hospital, according to his younger brother, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

In an earlier report, the Post erroneously reported that the three workers had been questioned and released.

The court charged them on Sunday.

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