Lorry smashes into bus in Cambodia, injures 7 tourists

Published on : Friday, May 12, 2017

Cambodia accidentSeven tourists suffered injuries after a truck smashed headlong into their tour bus quite hard in Cambodia, overturning the bus on to its side.


The bus had been carrying 13 people from nearby Thailand to Siem Reap that is a popular resort town, renowned for its ancient Buddhist temples. The names of these tourists are yet to be released. But, they are mainly from Britain, Holland, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Denmark, Australia, U.S. and Britain.


And, the tourists who include four women and three men had to be rushed to a nearby hospital.


However, the nature of their injuries is yet to be disclosed.


Currently, police are hunting for the driver who had dumped his truck nearby and ran away. Luckily, he has been identified by his truck registration.


Ki Makara, the police officer said that they were driving along National Road 9 around 3 p.m. It was then that the truck appeared from a side road and went into the back corner of the bus that actually caused it to overturn.


He said that the officers quickly identified the truck from the damage to its front and expected it to make an arrest shortly afterwards.


The bus had been travelling through Poipet town that is located in the north-western Banteay Meanchey Province close to the border with Thailand where it was struck.


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