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Police seize dangerous dirt-spilling dump trucks

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Dump trucks loaded with dirt that are not properly sealed often scatter it on roads, causing traffic accidents and damage. Photo supplied

Police seize dangerous dirt-spilling dump trucks

Chaom Chao I commune police in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district seized more than 20 dump trucks that had scattered dirt on roads, leading to traffic accidents along the road to Tuol Pongro Market.

Chaom Chao I commune chief Kang Vong told The Post on Monday that the trucks were held in Trapaing Romchek village under police guard.

The trucks were confiscated on September 25-26 after more than 300 residents sent a letter requesting the commune chief stop the trucks.

The letter said the trucks caused traffic accidents and damaged roads. Residents were scared because the drivers drove too fast.

Vong said more than 20 dump trucks had brought dirt to dump at a borey. The police action didn’t target a specific company.

Vong said the trucks impacted the lives of residents and measures were taken to clean up the roads frequently. But the trucks continued going about their business.

Por Sen Chey district governor Hem Darith told The Post on Monday that it is important to clean up the roads. He said the owners of the transport company have a responsibility to clean up the roads and sign a contract agreeing to stop their activities. Only then will the police return the trucks.

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