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Traffic accidents in Kratie, Kampong Cham claim three lives

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Three people have been killed in two separate traffic accidents in Kratie and Kampong Cham provinces on Wednesday and Thursday. Police

Traffic accidents in Kratie, Kampong Cham claim three lives

Three people were killed and several others injured in two separate traffic accidents in Kratie and Kampong Cham provinces on Wednesday and Thursday.

In Kratie on Wednesday, a police report said a Toyota Camry sedan crashed into a house in Sambor district, killing the driver and one of his three passengers. The small wooden house was knocked down.

Sambor district deputy police chief Horn Poch identified the driver as 50-year-old Yin Dina, from Ratanakkiri province’s Banlung town, and his passenger as Din Meng Heang, 53. Both died on the spot.

The other two passengers were identified as Khun Sophal, 62, and Him Sopha, 64, who were both seriously injured.

Horn Poch said the driver veered off the road and crashed into the house around 100m from the national road.

“For the time being, families of the two deceased took the bodies to their hometowns for funeral rites, after which they will return to negotiate with the house owner about compensation,” he said.

He identified the house owners as Nhan Bunthy, 35, and his 33-year-old wife Y Visal. The badly damaged car was impounded as evidence and is being retained at the Kbal Damrei commune police station pending further action in accordance with legal procedures.

Three days prior to the fatal incident, Horn Poch said, there was another accident claiming one life in the same location.

Separately in Kampong Cham, a lorry crashed into a motorbike on Kizuna Bridge at Village III in Kampong Cham city’s Veal Vong commune on Thursday, killing the biker.

Police identified the lorry driver as 29-year-old Sorn Nara, from Svay Kravan commune in Kampong Speu province’s Chbar Mon town.

According to a police report, the lorry’s power transmission broke down, causing it to veer off the road and crash into the motorbike, killing Duong Phuoc Long, a 51-year-old Vietnamese national from Kampong Cham province.

Police said Phuoc Long’s body had been handed over to his family while the lorry was impounded pending further procedures.

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