The driver of a minibus and a garment factory worker died, while five others were injured, after a container truck crashed into their vehicle on Tuesday night in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nub district, a local police official has said.
Prey Nub deputy police chief Suon Kim Sam said the accident occurred at about 9pm during a heavy storm.
He said the truck belonged to M’s PIG ACMC (Cambodia) and it was driven by In Hangsa, 33, who was travelling from Phnom Penh to Preah Sihanouk.
“When we arrived at the scene we noticed that the truck had crashed into the minibus, which was carrying many garment workers,” he said, adding that police had determined the truck had been driving on the wrong side of the road, leading the accident.
“The minibus driver, San Sarun, 48, and a female garment worker, Sorn Horn, 26, died at the scene,” Kim Sam said.
The truck driver and four other injured workers were sent to the provincial hospital, he said.
One of them, Duk Channa, 19, was then sent to Phnom Penh hospital for further treatment due to her serious condition, Kim Sam said.
Duk Bora, Channa’s older sister, said Channa’s hip and right hand were broken and she was being treated at Preah Kossamak hospital.
Mong Chanthol, the director of M’s PIG ACMC, said he would be donating money to the bereaved families to ease their financial difficulties and that he would not interfere in the police investigation.