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Filipino tourist killed in taxi-ambulance crash

Filipino tourist killed in taxi-ambulance crash

A 26-year-old Filipino wo­­man was killed and two of her compatriots injured in an al­­leg­­­­ed hit-and-run after a taxi crashed into an ambulance in Siem Reap province’s Kralanh district on Saturday.

Kralanh district police chief Chan Sa­­ren said yesterday a pregnant women being transported in the ambulance to give birth was also injured during the accident.

“It is the fault of the taxi driver who drove very fast, and did not open the way for ambulance, which is a priority,” he said.

Though the taxi driver had fled the scene, police have already identified the man and were seeking a warrant for his arrest, Saren said.

Those injured during the accident were transported to the provincial hospital for treatment while the dead woman’s body was being held at the Philippines Embassy in Phnom Penh, Saren added.

Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death in Cambodia.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kim Yuthana at [email protected]