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Six dead in accidents in Pursat, B’bang

Six dead in accidents in Pursat, B’bang

A traffic accident on National Road 5 in Pursat province resulted in three fatalities and 10 people sustaining mild to serious injuries.

The accident occurred in Bakan district on Saturday morning when a car, a bus and a homemade tractor collided.

Yem Yoeun, Bakan district deputy police chief, said that “there were 17 villagers on the tractor when a wheel came off and the driver lost control”.

A car hit the tractor from behind, followed by a bus, crushing the villagers.

According to Yoeun, the car and bus drivers fled the scene.

Their vehicles have been impounded while police search for them.

Meanwhile, three deaths and three injuries were the result of a car driving into a reservoir in Battambang province’s Banan district on Friday evening.

“There was a car speeding along the edge of the KompingPouy dam and it flew into the reservoir,” said Sat Seat, Banon district deputy police chief.

“The bodies were sent to their homes and the injured were sent to a hospital for treatment. The driver, who was lightly injured, escaped.”


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