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Traffic accident: Boy killed in rollover car wreck

Traffic accident: Boy killed in rollover car wreck

A three-year-old boy was killed and at least 10 others injured in a tragic traffic accident in Kratie province’s Sambor district yesterday.

Sambor district police chief Bun Chhoeun said a minivan travelling between Kampong Cham and Ratanakkiri provinces had rolled over several times after experiencing a flat tyre while speeding through O’Krieng commune.

Bun Chhoeun said the number of victims was unclear.

“We don’t know the exact number of passengers injured because when we arrived the victims had already been sent to hospital, but according to witnesses at the scene, nearly 20 people in total were injured,” he said.

Authorities were searching for the driver, who escaped from the scene, the police chief added. The driver’s wife was seriously injured in the crash.

“The minivan is being held at the district police station for further investigation,” Bun Chhoeun said.

The police chief said yesterday’s accident was one of more than 10 fatal accidents that had occurred in the district this year.

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