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‘Drunk’ driver kills two waste collectors, injures one

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Two rubbish collectors were killed in the incident in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Monday. Facebook

‘Drunk’ driver kills two waste collectors, injures one

Two rubbish collectors were killed and another seriously injured when a teenager who was driving while intoxicated crashed into them on Russian Federation Blvd in Kakab 1 commune of Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district in the early hours of July 12.

Municipal traffic bureau chief Sem Ratana told The Post that the trio were Mizuda Group Co Ltd workers. Two of them, aged 28 and 41, died at the scene while another, 42, was rushed to hospital.

The driver, 17, was arrested and brought to the bureau for questioning.

“According to the police report, the driver … tried to flee the scene but was intercepted by police.

“The perpetrator was driving under the influence of alcohol. A blood alcohol test revealed a level of 0.7 per cent,” Ratana said.

He said police are building a case file for referral to court for legal action, while the victims’ bodies had been handed over to relatives.

Police impounded the car at the traffic bureau, pending a legal solution, he said.

Heng Dimong, a representative of Mizuda Group, told The Post that he and his team have collected money and given it to the victims’ families for funerals.

He said the company also urged partner life insurance companies to expedite compensation for them.

“The seriously injured victim is being treated at Sen Chey Clinic and Maternity, and all medical expenses are borne by the company,” Dimong said.

As for compensation from the perpetrator, he said it is the responsibility of the families to file a complaint directly to relevant authorities seeking justice for the injured and deceased in the incident.

Dimong called on drivers to respect traffic rules by not driving while intoxicated, which could endanger people on public roads.

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