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Two injured after driver dozes off

Two injured after driver dozes off

Two people were left badly injured after the bus they were travelling in ran off the road in Kampong Chhnang province on yesterday morning.

The bus, which had 28 passengers aboard, was travelling from Battambang to Phnom Penh when the accident happened along National Route 5 in Samaki Meanchey district.

According to district traffic police officer Chhum Vibol, the driver was to blame for the accident and fled the scene.

“The driver fell asleep, leading the bus to come off the road and fall onto its side. The women sustained injuries to their heads and other body parts,” he said.

The two injured passengers were named as 33-year-old Phon Thoeurn and 21-year-old Moeurn Phon.

One was admitted to a nearby hospital, while the other was taken to Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh for treatment.

The bus, owned by transport firm Kampuchea Angkor Express, is currently being held at the provincial police station.

The crash comes just three weeks after a tourist bus slammed into a minivan in Svay Rieng province, killing 18 garment workers and the minivan’s driver.


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