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Head-on collision kills three in Kampong Cham

People inspect the scene of a fatal accident yesterday in Kampong Cham province where three people were killed and seven other injured. Photo supplied
People inspect the scene of a fatal accident yesterday in Kampong Cham province where three people were killed and seven other injured. Photo supplied

Head-on collision kills three in Kampong Cham

At least three people were killed and seven were seriously injured after a head-on collision between a truck and a bus on National Road 6 in Kampong Cham’s Cheung Prey district yesterday morning.

Kampong Cham provincial police chief Ben Roth said truck driver Lem Fa, 32, and bus passengers Bun Dany, 36, and Ath Khorn, 59, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The bus driver and six passengers sustained serious injuries.

“Based on a technical inspection and measurements done at the site, the truck, which was carrying sand, caused the accident, because it drove into the bus’s lane and collided with it,” Roth said.

Cheung Prey district deputy police chief Cheang Se said that although authorities did not yet know the names of the companies that owned the vehicles, they were tracking them based on their registration plates.

Se said only a small amount of sand was found on the truck, suggesting it had offloaded its load at its destination and was heading back to its company when the accident happened.

Also yesterday, a couple on a motorbike were killed in a hit-and-run with a Mitsubishi Fuso truck in Kampong Chhnang province.

“We believe the driver of the Fuso fell asleep, because he drove into the victims’ lane,” said Loch Vanara, deputy police chief in charge of traffic, adding that the driver had run away after the collision.

Vanara said the truck had been impounded at Samaki Meanchey district police station and the authorities were investigating.

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