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Crashes kill three adults, three kids

Crashes kill three adults, three kids

Six people died and 10 more were injured in two separate crashes on Cambodia’s roads, police said yesterday, with careless driving blamed in both instances.

The first, on Wednesday night, took place in Battambang province’s Samlot district, when a speeding truck veered into a motorbike carrying three people, all of whom were killed instantly, said Samlot district police chief Rin Chakrya.

Chakrya said the vehicle then rolled several times, injuring seven people, two of whom later died in hospital. The driver was charged with speeding and careless driving resulting in deaths and injuries.

Chakrya identified the victims on the motorbike as Hing Sotin, 23, Ros Sokha, 24, and En Sok Ra, 3, and those in the car as Chhang Bopha, 28, and her brother, Chhang Pum, 1.

Meanwhile in Kampong Thom province yesterday at 2am, a 2-year-old child was killed and six more people injured when 27-year-old driver Huot Rotha veered off National Road 6 in Kampong Svay district’s Tbeng commune.

Kampong Svay district police chief Khen Chhunkor said Rotha had been fatigued at the wheel and has subsequently been charged with irresponsible driving.

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