Two Cambodians died and two others were seriously hurt on Friday when a van ferrying 10 workers from Thailand to the Poipet international border veered off the road and crashed into a tree in Sa Kaeo province.
The Cambodian Consulate-General in Sa Kaeo province, in a report on Saturday, identified the dead workers as Soeun Soeum, 28, from Banteay Meanchey province and Uy Sreyleap, 29, from Battambang province.
It noted that consulate officials went to visit the two injured workers at the Sa Kaeo provincial hospital.
The report said that 10 Cambodian workers hired the van to travel from Thailand’s Chhun Bori province to the Poipet international border, and the Thai driver lost control of the vehicle which veered off the road before crashing into a tree.
It noted that six other Cambodian workers were not hurt in the crash and arrived at the Poipet border on Friday evening.
The report said that one of the injured Cambodians is in the ICU while the other is being treated at a normal ward, noting that relatives are with them.
“The Cambodia Consulate-General at Sa Kaeo province is cooperating with Thai and Cambodian authorities, the victims’ employers and relatives of the dead workers to repatriate them for funerals,” the report said.
According to the Banteay Meanchey provincial border affairs office, 65 Cambodian workers, 16 of whom are women, died in traffic or workplace accidents in Thailand so far this year.
In September, two Cambodians died and four others were seriously injured in a traffic accident in Thailand’s Prachinburi province. The victims were travelling in a van when one of the tyres burst, causing the vehicle to overturn.