Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Two killed in collision with tanker truck

Two killed in collision with tanker truck

Two killed in collision with tanker truck

Two people were killed in a fiery crash when they collided with a gas tanker in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district on Monday night.

Im Vuthea, 22, of Preah Sihanouk, and Sat Samith, 20, of Phnom Penh, were travelling from Preah Sihanouk to Phnom Penh, as a Soximex truck travelling in the opposite direction slammed into them head-on, provincial traffic police chief Prum Pov said yesterday.

The truck driver continued forward after the collision, dragging the motorbike underneath, Pov said.

Although the truck was not carrying any gas in its cargo tank, sparks from the motorbike caught onto gas from the truck’s own vehicular tank, causing the deceased to catch fire as the truck ran them over.

“The truck driver fled on foot from the truck after the accident,” Pov said. “We brought the truck and motorbike to the police station, and are waiting for people to claim them.”

Police released the bodies of Vuthea and Samith to their families, so they can hold a funeral, Preah Sihanouk police chief Choun Narin said yesterday.

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • NOCC to contest petanque, tennis axe

    The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia will lobby hard over the next few weeks for the inclusion of the Kingdom’s most productive medal-earning sport, petanque, along with vovinam and tennis after the disciplines were left out of the initial list of 30 preferred sports for