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Policeman dies in car accident

Policeman dies in car accident

A Kampong Chhnang provincial policeman died in a car accident while driving a couple who sustained minor injuries in another traffic accident to the hospital.

Chhem Sarun, provincial traffic police director, said 26-year-old Vong Vesna drove the couple to the provincial hospital early yesterday morning from Rolea Ba’ier district after waiting for an ambulance in vain.

Provincial Police Chief Loch Vannara said the car overturned several times en route and hit a tree. No investigation would be conducted as it was an accident, he said.

Sarun said Vesna’s body was sent to his family in Phnom Penh, while the couple was sent to the provincial hospital.

Speaking anonymously, a nurse at the hospital said husband Sun Sreng, 56, and wife Mun Vet, 60, were sent to Phnom Penh’s Preah Kossamak Hospital yesterday.

Chea Vannak, Kampong Chhnang commune police chief, said locals believe part of the road to be haunted, and after sightings of “spirits” there, “an accident would happen and at least one person had to die”.

“However, it is just superstition,” he said.

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