Four Cambodians hurt in Thai crash

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Accidents involving Cambodian labourers on Thai roads are frequent. Supplied

Four Cambodians were hurt when the pickup they were travelling in crashed into an 18-wheeler truck in Thailand’s Buriram province on Wednesday morning.

Local media said one man, two women and one girl were hospitalised in Non Dindaeng district hospital. The man was later sent to the provincial hospital due to his serious condition.

The workers had been making their way home to Cambodia following the Thai crackdown on unregulated workers.

They had hired the pickup to take them to Sakeo province’s Aranyaprathet district, which connects with the Poipet border.

The crash was said to have been caused by the driver losing control of the truck. He only suffered minor injuries and fled the scene.

Thailand has been experiencing a mass exodus of migrants since the government announced it would be enforcing stricter regulations on illegal foreign workers.

The ruling junta this week agreed to delay the enforcement of the tough new rules, to give workers and employees time to obtain the necessary legal documents.

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