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Government officials killed, injured in car crash

Government officials killed, injured in car crash

A senior Pailin province official was killed in a road traffic accident in Kampong Chhnang province on Thursday, while a senior Banteay Meanchey province official was also injured in the crash.

The crash occurred around noon and involved a SsangYong minivan and two cars, a Lexus and a Hyundai.

Banteay Meanchey deputy provincial governor Puk Nady, 49, was seriously injured in the crash, while Pailin deputy provincial governor Sorm Moniroth, 56, was killed. Moniroth’s son Kin Nam Chhouk, 25, suffered a mild injury.

Nady’s daughter, who wished to be known only as Lin, told The Post on Sunday that her mother’s condition was improving.

“My mother suffered internal injuries in the chest from the airbag inflating, while Sorm Moniroth was killed instantly because she was asleep and not wearing her seatbelt. Her neck was broken when she hit against [the front] seat,” Lin said.

Banteay Meanchey provincial traffic police chief Chhem Sarun told The Post on Sunday that the white Lexus 300 carrying Nady and Moniroth from Banteay Meanchey to Svay Rieng caused the accident when it collided with the white SsangYong minivan travelling in the opposite direction. The Lexus then hit the Hyundai.