Two boys were killed and 22 passengers injured when a bus veered off the road on Wednesday and crashed into trees in Anlong Veng commune, in Oddar Meanchey province’s Anlong Veng district.
District police chief Sim Vannak said the boys were aged two and three.
He said the Thet Sun Ou Transport Co Ltd bus was carrying 24 passengers from Phnom Penh to Anlong Veng district.
“The bus was travelling at night time and the driver was very sleepy. He nodded off and suddenly went off the road. All the victims were taken to hospital, while the bus is being retained at the Anlong Veng police station,” he said.
Commune police chief Vong Tan on Wednesday said officers had sent the injured to the district referral hospital for treatment.
Thet Sun Ou Transport director Kean Thet declined to comment on the accident.
But one of the firm’s ticketing employees who declined to be named said on Wednesday that Thet had travelled to the province to look into the accident.
“The company director has gone to work on this problem, but I don’t know the facts,” he said before declining to comment further.