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Tractor crash kills 1, injures 10 others

A 37-year-old construction worker was killed yesterday and 10 others were injured in Ratanakkiri’s Banlung district when a tractor trailer carrying them from a job site overturned. Puth Davy, deputy police chief of Banlung district, said the incident occurred at a sharp bend in a mountain road in the district. “The tractor’s driver drove around the curve in the … road and [it] fell down. The passengers jumped out, but one man was crushed by the tractor when it fell. He died instantly.” The 10 other passengers sustained minor to serious injuries, with some being treated at a local hospital and others returning home after the incident. Puth Davy added that the driver of the tractor trailer fled the scene after the accident.

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