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One killed, 19 injured in crashes

A van sits on the side of a road in Pursat province after it collided with a lorry, injuring 18 people. Photo supplied
A van sits on the side of a road in Pursat province after it collided with a lorry, injuring 18 people. Photo supplied

One killed, 19 injured in crashes

Two separate traffic accidents left 19 passengers injured and one dead this weekend in Pursat province’s Krakor and Bakan districts, traffic police said.

The first accident injured 18 people, leaving 10 badly wounded, Pursat provincial traffic office director Sem Ros said.

The accident took place on Saturday when a lorry transporting oil sped up to pass a car and collided with a van driving in the opposite direction. Only one person in the lorry was injured, while 17 people in the van sustained injuries.

“The injured people were hospitalised at Pursat Provincial Referral Hospital. No one has died from their injuries,” Ros said.

In a separate incident, a truck carrying a rice-harvesting machine crashed into a barricade in Bakan district.

The truck was driven by Chhin Van, 35, from Krang Sbov village, in the commune of the same name, in Kampot province’s Chhouk district.

The rice-harvesting machine fell from the truck when the vehicle hit the barricade, killing Nguon Meuy, 26, who had been sitting on top of it, Ros said. One more worker, Pang Vai, 30, was also badly injured.

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