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Military cops hospitalised after crash

Military cops hospitalised after crash

Seven military police officers deployed in Phnom Penh from Preah Vihear and Oddar Meanchey provinces for a post-election security detail were injured in a car accident on Wednesday night.

The head-on collision on National Highway 5 in Russey Keo district occurred at about 8pm, said National Military Police spokesman Kheng Tito.

A Toyota Camry travelling south on the highway swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid a collision with a motorbike, but instead hit the military vehicle carrying about 35 people, said a Russey Keo district police officer who asked not to be named.

Seven military police officers were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Tito said.

“The accident happened while they were returning from work at a checkpoint,” he said. “Their injuries were not serious, and they were treated immediately at the hospital.”

The Camry and motorbike were kept at the Russey Keo district police station.

Police are investigating the accident.

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