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Twelve workers injured in yet another collision

A truck sits on its side late last week after it was involved in a road collision in Kandal province, injuring 12 garment workers. Photo supplied
A truck sits on its side late last week after it was involved in a road collision in Kandal province, injuring 12 garment workers. Photo supplied

Twelve workers injured in yet another collision

At least 12 garment workers were injured when a truck they were riding in overturned following a collision with another vehicle transporting workers in Kandal on Friday night, the latest in a recent rash of similar incidents.

According to the Ministry of Labour’s National Social Security Fund, the crash occurred as one truck attempted to overtake another. “The officials from the NSSF came to intervene to send all 12 victim workers to the hospital. The NSSF will issue insurance to them due to their injuries,” a statement from the body reads.

One of the injured workers, Chen Da, said yesterday that the accident victims had all escaped with relatively minor injuries.

“There were two trucks passing by each other and then our truck overturned, making us fall out. We panicked and some people were injured, but luckily not seriously,” Da said.

In the first six months of 2016, 2,849 workers have been injured in transportation accidents, with 426 seriously injured and 42 killed, the NSSF recently reported.

Far Sally, president of the National Trade Union Coalition, yesterday said that many of the drivers have little concern for the safety of their passengers. “Recently, there are many cases of traffic accidents due to drivers not obeying traffic laws or considering other drivers on the road,” he said.

On Thursday, 72 garment workers were injured when the overloaded truck transporting them overturned in Chroy Changvar district.

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