Three Cambodian garment factory workers were killed and 25 others injured, in a road crash in southwestern Kampong Speu province, the National Police said today.

The accident took place last night, on National Road 41, in Samrong Tong district, when the truck, transporting a total of 35 workers from their factory to their homes, collided head-on with a brick-carrying truck.

“Three persons were killed and 25 others injured, including 17 in serious condition,” the National Police said on its website.

The injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals and the National Social Security Fund would take responsibility for the workers’ medical expenses.

Transporting workers in open trucks to and from factories is common, in the Southeast Asian country. In Mar, 44 garment workers sustained injuries when their truck flipped onto its side, in southeastern Svay Rieng province.

The country’s multi-billion-U.S.-dollar garment industry comprised of about 1,000 factories, employing around 750,000 workers, mostly female.

Source: NAM News Network

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