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Thirty garment workers hurt in truck crash

Garment workers lie on medical beds in Kampong Chhnang province yesterday after the vehicle they were traveling in was involved in a traffic accident. Photo supplied
Garment workers lie on medical beds in Kampong Chhnang province yesterday after the vehicle they were traveling in was involved in a traffic accident. Photo supplied

Thirty garment workers hurt in truck crash

Thirty garment workers were injured in Kampong Chhnang province’s Samaki Meanchey district on Tuesday night when the truck they were travelling in collided with a tourist bus.

Deputy district police chief Hong Buntha said the incident, which occurred when the workers were being driven home, was the fault of the truck driver, who was attempting to overtake the bus in the district’s Svay commune.

“He wanted to pass the bus, but then crashed into it, injuring the workers. There were no injuries on the bus,” he said. He added that the driver was also injured and would be questioned after receiving treatment.

A Ministry of Labour release said 30 garment workers had received minor injuries and that the National Social Security Fund was paying for their medical costs.

Factory worker Chen Da said she was lucky to have received only small injuries to her leg and arm, but that many of the workers were shaken after the experience. “I did not see how the [driver] was driving, and only heard a loud crash.”

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