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Workers injured in truck crash

Nearly 40 garment workers suffered minor injuries in Kandal province on Saturday morning when the truck carrying them to their factory collided with a vehicle going in the opposite direction, officials said.

Police arrested the driver, who they said was speeding. The driver of the other vehicle – a livestock truck – was injured and is seeking compensation.

Men Chanrith, police chief of Kandal Stung district, where the accident occurred, said yesterday that 38 workers were aboard the truck travelling from Takeo province to Kampong Speu. Chanrith is overseeing negotiations between the drivers.

“The traffic accident caused by the garment truck occurs often almost every year because the drivers drive fast in order to arrive at the factory on time,” he said.

According to data from the government’s National Social Security Fund, 67 garment and footwear workers were killed during commutes to factories in 2013, up from 49 in 2012.

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