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Horrific crash left 5 dead, 10 wounded

Warning: Pictures may distress viewers. Scene of the horricic accident.
Five people have been incinerated and killed on the scene and another 10 were seriously injured in a horrific accident on the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Highway at 9:45 a.m on Saturday morning.

The
vehicles involved in the accident exploded on impact when a truck
carrying a group of musicians hit a tuk-tuk carrying gasoline and
passengers traveling in the opposite direction at Andong Thmor commune
in Prey Noup district of Preah Sihanouk province.

According to
witnesses, a group of 12 musicians were traveling to perform for a
wedding at an acacia plantation in Preah Sihanouk province. When a
Hyundai truck carrying them reached Prey Noup area it involved in a
head on collision with a tuk-tuk carrying gasoline traveling in the
opposite direction. Both vehicles exploded on impact, incinerating many
passengers to death. Five people died on impact, including 21-year
female sing Phuong Sanika, who died after being thrown out of the
vehicle and her sister, 20 year-old Phuong Mara was incinerated to
death, 22 year-old Mr. So Sareth died in the hospital the next day and
Neak Sarath, alias Vath, a tut-tuk drive was also killed when his
tuk-tuk was hit, cut in half and dragged hundreds of meters along the
highway. Another unidentified person has also been killed. 10 other
people were seriously injured and suffered horrific burns.

In another development, CEN reported
that on the same day a truck carrying textile workers has crashed in
Phnom Penh injuring 14 workers. The report said that the truck was
transporting workers from Korng Pisey district in Kampong Speu province
to work at a textile factory in Phnom Penh when the truck veered off
the highway and overturned, seriously injuring 14 workers. All the
injured have been sent to Choam Chao and Angkor Hospitals in Phnom Penh.

By Khmerization
Source: Koh Santepheap
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