Seven dead in road crash in southeast Cambodia


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PHNOM PENH: Seven local people were killed and one other badly injured in a traffic accident in southeast Cambodia's Tboung Khmum province early Friday (June 14), a local police chief said.

The fatal crash occurred at 4.30am local time on National Road 71C in Tboung Khmum district's Roka Po Pram commune when a speedy cargo truck collided head-on with another truck from the opposite direction, said Major Mao Nary, police chief of Roka Po Pram commune.

"Seven men were killed and another one was seriously wounded in the crash," he told Xinhua over the telephone.

Casualties from road traffic accidents remain high in the South-East Asian nation. In the entirety of 2023, a total of 1,590 people were killed and 4,515 others were injured in road crashes across the kingdom, according to a National Police report. - Xinhua

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