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Before the incident, the bus was driven in the direction of Battambang to Phnom Penh, when suddenly, for some unknown reason, the bus drove off the road and into the canal.
Ten people were injured in the accident. The victims, all Cambodians, were identified as Lay Chhoeum, a 65-year-old man, Hor Sim, a 51-year-old woman, Porn Sophy, a 58-year-old woman, Ros Bopha, a 26-year-old woman, Nhem Samnang, a 38-year-old man, Ouk Saloeun, a 67-year-old woman, Som Sophy, a 65-year-old man, Mel Sotheary, a 59-year-old man, Hoy Sokheng, a 9-year-old boy, and Ly Heang, a 42-year-old woman.
The police sent the victims to the provincial hospital and took the bus to keep at the police station, waiting to sort the problem out later. The bus driver ran away from the accident scene, but presumably he is a Capital bus employee, so he should not be too hard to find.
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In my experience, there aren't any seat belts in the big buses. Or at least in the buses that cater for locals. But maybe they have such things in some of the tourist buses ? VIP minivans have seat belts sometimes.
Psst, hey cops, he's at his moms house
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