Cambodian Bus Full of Foreign Tourists Overturns; 7 Injured

Breaking news from Cambodia can be found here. CEO often finds Khmer news and translates it into English for our readers if it is interesting to expats, locals, Cambodians living abroad and anyone who wants to stay informed of the latest local and international news stories about Cambodia and our neighbors in South East Asia. There are many sources for Khmer news articles and they can all be found here in one place. Most of the media comes out of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Sihanoukville, but we cover national Cambodian news from all provinces.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 35195
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1927
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Cambodian Bus Full of Foreign Tourists Overturns; 7 Injured

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:58 pm

Banteay Meanchey: On July 24, 2018, at 10 am, a tourist bus overturned on National road 6, Preah Nepreas district, Banteay Meanchey, injuring 7 of the 13 foreign passengers.

The accident happened when the bus, plate no. 3D-3724, was being driven at high speed by the 38 year old driver, Pich Da. The bus attempted to pass another bus, but unfortunately there was a brake failure and the bus flipped over.

The police report that the bus was damaged a little bit, 7 of out of the 13 passengers were injured, and all the passengers were extremely shaken up by the accident. The passengers were tourists: 3 Australian, 5 American, 3 Canadian, and 2 British.

The victims were initially taken to Krolanh hospital for treatment, then transferred to Siem Reap hospital.

Image
Image
Image
Last edited by CEOCambodiaNews on Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
prahocalypse now
Expatriate
Posts: 2417
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:27 am
Reputation: 1176
India

Re: Bus Full of Foreign Tourists Overturns; 7 Injured

Post by prahocalypse now » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:13 pm

This can happen when all the fat barangs sit on the same side of the bus.

To prevent overturning, the weight should be distributed evenly on both sides of the bus.
fatuousdrivel
Expatriate
Posts: 161
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:15 pm
Reputation: 34
Great Britain

Re: Bus Full of Foreign Tourists Overturns; 7 Injured

Post by fatuousdrivel » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:14 pm

“bus was damaged a little bit”
In Cambodia yes rest of the world it’d be scrapped.
User avatar
cptrelentless
Expatriate
Posts: 3007
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:49 am
Reputation: 540
Location: Sihanoukville
Korea North

Re: Bus Full of Foreign Tourists Overturns; 7 Injured

Post by cptrelentless » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:16 pm

fatuousdrivel wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:14 pm
“bus was damaged a little bit”
In Cambodia yes rest of the world it’d be scrapped.
I bet you they drove it back like that
epidemiks
Expatriate
Posts: 1500
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:56 pm
Reputation: 435
Australia

Re: Cambodian Bus Full of Foreign Tourists Overturns; 7 Injured

Post by epidemiks » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:21 pm

The accident happened when the bus, plate no. 3D-3724, was being driven at high speed by the 38 year old driver, Pich Da. The bus attempted to pass another bus, but unfortunately there was a brake failure and the bus flipped over.
If overtaking at high speed, why would he need brakes? Cambodian bus drivers rarely flinch when playing chicken.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 35195
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1927
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: Cambodian Bus Full of Foreign Tourists Overturns; 7 Injured

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:29 pm

For those who were concerned, the bus appears to be fine.
Image
Image
No further news of the injured. Wishing them all a quick recovery.
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post