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Two garment workers are killed crossing road

Two garment workers are killed crossing road

Two female garment workers were killed in a traffic accident in Kandal’s Ang Snuol district on Tuesday night as they crossed the road soon after finishing an overtime shift.

Bek Chan commune police chief, Phon Ratanak, who confirmed the accident, said it occurred at 10pm when the driver of the truck lost control at high speed, and hit the victims. The driver later fled the scene.

Ratanak identified the dead as Sre Lom, 25, and Cheav Lin, 23. They were from Batheay district in Kampong Cham.

“After the accident, police went to the site to collect forensic evidence. The bodies of the victims have been returned to the family for a traditional funeral,” Ratanak said.

Mean Samnang, Ang Snuol district police chief, said police are on the lookout for the driver.

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