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Workers hurt in weekend crashes

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A truck carrying factory workers rammed another truck carrying charcoal. Supplied

More than 50 garment workers in two provinces were involved in traffic crashes travelling to work, some suffering serious injuries.

The first accident occurred early on Friday in Kampong Chhnang province’s Samaky Meanchey district, where a tuk-tuk carrying workers crashed into a canal while trying to avoid a truck also carrying workers in the opposite direction.

Of the 40 garment workers involved in the crash, 25 were injured, the Ministry of Labour said.

Three suffered serious injuries, requiring transport to Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh. The others were treated at local clinics.

In a separate incident, 26 workers were injured in Kampong Cham province’s Chueng Prey district on Saturday when the truck carrying them rammed into the back of another truck carrying charcoal.

The National Social Security Fund said 20 of the injured workers were treated locally, while six were taken to Calmette Hospital.

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