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Golden boy of petanque dies in traffic accident

Cambodian double SEA Games gold medal winning petanque player Or Chan Daren was killed in a traffic accident on Saturday night that also took the life of his bride-to-be Heang Samnang.

The 33-year-old national team star, who won golds at the 2007 Thailand and 2011 Indonesia games, was driving his fiancée back from Phnom Thmao to the capital along National Route 2 when his motorbike colliding with a car at 11:43pm on Saturday night, according to Chan Daren’s coach and General Secretary of the Cambodian Petanque and Sport Boule Association Em Heang.

The couple suffered fatal injuries after being thrown from their bike and being hit by other passing vehicles.

Two other motorists were severely injured and hospitalised from the crash.

To contact the reporter on this story: Chhorn Norn at newsroom@phnompenhpost.com

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