Five people died and six others were seriously injured in a traffic accident on December 4 when a crane truck and a passenger van collided. The incident took place on National Road 3 in Kep Thmey village of Boeng Tuk commune in Bokor town of Kampot province.

Local police said that five out of the 11 passengers in the van were killed, while the rest of the van’s occupants were seriously injured. They were all transported to the provincial referral hospital for treatment.

The incident was caused by the crane truck which was driven by Rorn Vanna, a resident of Preah Sihanouk province. He was arrested at the scene and may be prosecuted for his role in the accident. The two vehicles are in impound at the police station for now, according to the police report.