Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Two trucks slam into locomotive in Kampot

Two trucks slam into locomotive in Kampot

A man examines the aftermath of a crash in which two trucks struck a train in Kampot’s Angkor Chey district on Saturday. Photo supplied
A man examines the aftermath of a crash in which two trucks struck a train in Kampot’s Angkor Chey district on Saturday. Photo supplied

Two trucks slam into locomotive in Kampot

Two trucks crashed into the same train in separate incidents about an hour apart on Saturday in Kampot’s Angkor Chey district, according to local authorities.

Touch Chanthy, district deputy traffic chief, said yesterday the accident caused three hours of congestion, in addition to damage to the trucks and train.

According to Chanthy, the first truck crashed into the train as the train was crossing the road, breaking a barrier and knocking off the last carriage. The speed of the truck dragged the carriage into the middle of the road.

An hour later, while authorities were surveying the accident, another truck with faulty brakes crashed into the same carriage, which was still in the road.

“The accident was caused by two truck drivers who were careless and operated the trucks technically wrong. Both trucks were severely damaged, but no one lost their life or was injured in the accident,” Chanthy said.

Chanthy also said that authorities towed and impounded both trucks.

The drivers, Khorn Ya and Chhouk Hab, both 25, are expected to face fines for the damage.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Life goes on’ if Cambodia loses Everything But Arms

    Cambodia's business sector is exploring ways to mitigate any fallout from a possible loss of access to the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement as talks continue before the 28-member bloc makes a final decision. The EU monitoring process is set to conclude in

  • PM: Workers must train for Industry 4.0

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged the Kingdom’s workforce to seek more technical training and strengthen their skills if they are to avoid job losses resulting from the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Hun Sen said the fourth industrial revolution is like a double-edged sword that

  • Huawei applies for OS trademark in Cambodia

    China's Huawei Technologies Co has applied to trademark the “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) in a number of countries including Cambodia in a bid to launch its homegrown operating system as a replacement for the Android OS, Reuters has reported. Huawei has applied to trademark the “

  • Kingdom’s dengue cases triple this year

    Within a span of 20 weeks this year, the death toll from dengue fever has risen to 21, while the number of those who have fallen ill due to the disease has reached over 12,000. A specialised official said the figure has risen about three times as much