Eleven Hurt as Bus Rolls

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The ill-fated bus with 11 Taiwanese tourists. Supplied

Eleven Taiwanese tourists and one Cambodian were injured – four seriously – yesterday when their bus swerved to avoid a motorcyclist and rolled several times.
 
The accident happened in Kampong Thom province when they were traveling from Siem Reap province to Phnom Penh.
 
Kong Vimean, the Kampong Thom deputy provincial governor, said eight of the 11 Taiwanese were women. A Cambodian translator was also injured.
 
Mr. Vimean said: “We went down to the scene and helped them to send the victims quickly to hospitals in Phnom Penh.”
 
He said the Sunly Company bus driver tried to avoid the motorcyclist who crossed the road without paying attention in Stung Sen town.
 
“The bus driver fled the scene after the bus rolled many times, but we already knew his identity. Police are looking for him to arrest him,” he said, adding that the motorcyclist left the scene as well.
 
Mr. Vimean urged all travelers and road users to be careful and pay attention when they are traveling and not to speed.
 
More than 3,000 traffic accidents across the country during the first 10 months of the year caused more than 1,400 deaths and about 5,300 injuries, a decline from the same period last year.
 
There were 3,001 traffic accidents in the Kingdom from January to October, killing 1,425 people and injuring 5,353, a decline from the first 10 months of 2015 which saw 3,418 accidents, 1,641 deaths and 5,966 injuries, National Police reported last week.

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