A minivan carrying 15 people flipped over and careered down a steep rocky incline on Sunday, killing five on board.
The incident occurred on National Road 48 at Botum Sakor district’s Chi Meal village in Koh Kong province around midday.
The Hyundai minivan was carrying 15 people from Kampong Speu province to Koh Kong. Among the passengers was a band booked to play at a wedding in Koh Kong.
According to the police report, the victims were Chan Na, 21; Sa Roeun, 57; Srey Neang, 23; and Soy, 18. The final fatality, whose identity was not known at the time the police report was compiled, was found to be the driver’s wife.
All the deceased hailed from Kampong Speu province.
Botum Sakor district police chief Keo Kinnara told The Post on Monday that the accident likely occurred after the driver applied the brake too hard while driving downhill, causing the minivan to lose control and flip over.