Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Man killed in wedding truck crash

Man killed in wedding truck crash

Man killed in wedding truck crash

A man was crushed to death after a truck carrying wedding decorations and supplies crashed yesterday, injuring 22 others riders in Mondulkiri’s Sen Monorom district, a police official and hospital director said.

The truck was overloaded with cooking supplies, tents, chairs and passengers, which provincial traffic chief Tith Chan blamed for the accident on Bay Chhov road running through Romnea commune.

“There were 22 workers on it when it collapsed coming down a hill. It was careless of the driver,” Chan said, adding that the driver quickly fled the scene following the crash and was wanted by police.

The man killed during the crash is nicknamed “Chanta” and was about 30 years old, according to Sea Somang, a director of Mondulkiri’s provincial hospital.

“Most of the workers were seriously injured and are now being treated at hospital,” Somang said.

A treacherous final two months on Cambodia’s roads saw 174 deaths from the beginning of November.


  • Hun Sen to ‘step down’ if he loses Sam Rainsy bet over Kem Sokha

    Hun Sen has promised to step down as prime minister while opposition figure Sam Rainsy pledges to turn himself in as forfeits if the long-term political rivals lose a “bet” over the future of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, who is on bail awaiting trial

  • Record set for world’s longest dragon boat

    Cambodia broke the world record for the longest dragon boat – a title previously held by China, Guinness World Records adjudicator Pravin Patel said on Monday. He verified the record on the east bank of the Mekong river, in Prey Veng province’s Peamro district. “With

  • Analyst: Government appointments ‘a waste of national budget’

    The government has appointed over 200 officials as undersecretaries of state, secretaries of state, assistants and advisers at various institutions since October 1. While senior officials said the appointments were aimed at ensuring higher efficiency at the national level, social analysts said the practice is merely power-sharing

  • Rainsy ‘fallen in own trap’, PM says as Sokha ‘bet’ defended

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has defended his decision to accept a “bet” offered by opposition figure Sam Rainsy involving the “release” of former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha, denying it violated the authority of the courts. The leader of the Cambodia National