Brakeless truck crushes ten vehicles, kills one soldier

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The truck which caused a deadly pileup after its brakes failed. Fresh News

One soldier died and eight people were injured in a traffic accident this afternoon in Kampong Speu province after a truck transporting rocks hit about ten vehicles along National Road 4 when its breaks failed.

Major General Sam Samoun, provincial police chief, said that one person died instantly and eight people were injured in the accident.

“Eight people were injured and some have serious wounds and have been sent to hospital in Phnom Penh,” he said.

Say Bunthorn, Phnom Sruoch district police chief, said the accident occurred at about 1.10pm along National Road 4 in Treng Trayoeng commune after a truck carrying rocks had its breaks fail.

“Our police officials have reported that one person died, a soldier, and eight people were injured,” he said.

He added there were about ten vehicles damaged by the rampaging truck that could not stop as it travelled down a sloped portion of the road.

Full story in Friday’s paper

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