A total of 57 workers were injured, eight seriously, in a collision between the truck on which they were commuting to work and another vehicle on March 24 in Tbeng Khpos commune of Kampong Chhnang province’s Samaki Meanchey district.

Local police said the truck carrying the 57 workers, 43 of them women, collided with the other vehicle that was travelling at speed without licence plates and reportedly in an erratic manner.

Police said both trucks were being retained pending an investigation. Their preliminary conclusion was that the empty truck was at fault – owing to the "inebriated" driver who was held for questioning.