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Man killed in garment truck crash

Man killed in garment truck crash

An accident involving an overloaded garment truck in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Tuesday evening left one garment worker dead and two others injured.

The fatal collision occurred when a truck carrying about 50 garment workers, headed home after their shifts, crashed head-on into another truck on National Road 4 in Kantoak commune, killing 48-year-old Vorn Sreypov of Kakab commune, said district deputy traffic police chief Sem Kunthear.

“We are working on the case, and need both sides of the story,” Kunthear said. “One truck was carrying the factory workers; the other was empty.”

Both vehicles involved in the accident were confiscated by police, and are currently impounded at the traffic police department, Kunthear added.

The driver of the empty truck was identified as Chan Kunthear, 27, of Kampong Speu province’s Samrong Tong district.

A man and a woman on the truck are being treated for serious injuries, Kunthear said.

Tuesday’s accident comes less than two months after 18 garment workers were killed in Svay Rieng, when a bus veered into oncoming traffic, slamming into a minivan carrying 30 garment workers.

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