Woman perishes in Preah Vihear taxi crash
A TAXI crash left one woman dead and two others in a critical condition on Sunday in Preah Vihear province’s Rovieng district. Eyewitnesses said one of the tyres on the taxi blew out causing the vehicle to flip. The taxi driver fled the scene of the crash, leaving three injured passengers inside the vehicle. Police said the passengers were transported to the hospital where one woman, aged 45, died and two others are being treated.
Brick beating follows motorbike accident
A MAN was attacked and beaten with bricks after a traffic accident on Saturday in Battambang province’s Ratanak Mondol district. The victim said he was driving a motorbike when another motorbike carrying three men crashed into him. He said the suspects tried to flee the scene, but he chased them down in an attempt to receive money for his damaged motorbike. The three suspects then allegedly proceeded to beat the victim and hit him several times with bricks. Police arrested the suspects, who are awaiting trial.
Nephew ‘tried to rob’ his uncle’s residence
A TEENAGE boy has been arrested after he allegedly tried to rob his uncle’s house on Sunday in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district. Police said the suspect, aged 17, along with an accomplice, who remains at large, attempted to break into the house to steal money and jewellery while his uncle was away. A neighbour said they alerted police when they saw two boys, one carrying a large knife, attempting to break in. Police arrived on the scene and arrested the teenager.
Ten tonnes of illegal timber confiscated
POLICE in Banteay Meanchey province’s Sisophon district confiscated 10 tonnes of illegal timber after a car chase on Monday. Police said they pursued a truck suspected of carrying illegal timber when the driver exited the truck and successfully fled on foot. An investigation has been launched as police search for the driver and owner of the truck.
Head-on road smash leaves four in hospital
A HEAD-ON traffic accident involving two cars left four people injured on Monday morning in Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Chhnang district. Eyewitnesses said a Toyota Land Cruiser was travelling at an excessive speed when it swerved into oncoming traffic and struck a Toyota Camry. Police said three of the four passengers in the Camry were hospitalised with serious injuries.