Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Two killed in collision with tanker truck

Two killed in collision with tanker truck

Two killed in collision with tanker truck

Two people were killed in a fiery crash when they collided with a gas tanker in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district on Monday night.

Im Vuthea, 22, of Preah Sihanouk, and Sat Samith, 20, of Phnom Penh, were travelling from Preah Sihanouk to Phnom Penh, as a Soximex truck travelling in the opposite direction slammed into them head-on, provincial traffic police chief Prum Pov said yesterday.

The truck driver continued forward after the collision, dragging the motorbike underneath, Pov said.

Although the truck was not carrying any gas in its cargo tank, sparks from the motorbike caught onto gas from the truck’s own vehicular tank, causing the deceased to catch fire as the truck ran them over.

“The truck driver fled on foot from the truck after the accident,” Pov said. “We brought the truck and motorbike to the police station, and are waiting for people to claim them.”

Police released the bodies of Vuthea and Samith to their families, so they can hold a funeral, Preah Sihanouk police chief Choun Narin said yesterday.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all