Six Vietnamese killed in Cambodia road accident

By Cuu Long, Phuoc Tuan   November 6, 2020 | 05:50 am PT
Six Vietnamese killed in Cambodia road accident
The flipped over minivan is salvaged from the canal after the accident in Cambodia’s Siem Reap Province. Photo courtesy of Fresh News.
Six Vietnamese citizens and a Cambodian died after a nine-seater plunged into a canal in Cambodia’s Siem Reap Province Thursday night.

The six were among 11 residents of Vietnamese central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces on the car.

The Cambodian killed in the accident, which happened in Spean Thnaot Commune, Chi Kreng District, was driving the minivan. It is believed at this point that the driver fell asleep at the wheel, sending the vehicle off the road into the canal.

The flipped over minivan was salvaged from the canal after the accident. The five accident survivors have been hospitalized.

A Vietnamese diplomat in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh speculated that the11 Vietnamese citizens who entered Cambodia from Tay Ninh Province Thursday were on their way to Thailand to work.

The location of the accident was about 700 km from the Tay Ninh border in Vietnam and 120 km from Thailand border.

The office of Vietnam’s Consulate General in the Cambodian province of Battambang has dispatched staff to the scene (about 160 km away) to get more information and to coordinate with local authorities on taking care of the injured and completing required formalities for the deceased.

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