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Worker death: Overturned truck kills 1, hurts many

A man was killed and several people were injured after a truck transporting workers home from their garment factory crashed on Saturday evening, police said.

Phann Pheoun, a commune police chief in Por Sen Chey district, said the driver of the truck had been arrested, due to suspected drunk driving.

“A worker died at the scene and several others were injured, one seriously,” he said yesterday. “We arrested the driver after the accident and sent him to the provincial police station for questioning. Documents are being prepared to send him to court.”

The truck, which was carrying about 30 workers and had been en route to Kandal province when it left the road and overturned, had shown no signs of mechanical failure, Pheoun said.

According to data from the government’s National Social Security Fund, 67 garment and footwear workers were killed commuting to and from work in 2013, while more than 700 were injured.

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