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Man killed after truck hits motorbike, minibus

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Man killed after truck hits motorbike, minibus

A man was killed and 16 others injured when a truck collided with a motorbike and tourist minibus near Wat Leu pagoda, Sihanoukville’s Commune 2 in Preah Sihanouk province at 12pm on Wednesday.

Preah Sihanouk province traffic office deputy head Ket Sopheak told The Post on Wednesday that among the 16 injured were eight Chinese nationals and two boys. He said police have not been able to identify the deceased.

Another passenger, who may be the victim’s wife, was seriously injured and unconscious. She is currently receiving treatment at the Preah Sihanouk referral hospital. The remaining victims are being treated at state and private clinics in the province.

“According to a witness, the crash occurred after the truck driver failed to follow a sign, which prohibited heavy vehicles exceeding 2.5 tonnes on the road as it is made of concrete and too steep,” Sopheak said.

He said the truck driver fled the scene. Police are currently checking the driver’s identity and will send him to court, following legal procedures.

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