Tragic accident in Sihanoukville, local musicians died

Sihanoukville. The members of a local musician group, OCT Brand, were involved in a tragic accident on the Sihanouville-Phnom Penh highway this Saturday with the death of five persons and 8 injured. The event took place in the Prey Nop District, Andaung Thma commune, when the truck bringing the musicians to Phnom Penh crashed a tuk-tuk that was loaded with inflamable plastics, gasoline and passengers. At 9:45 of Saturday, the truck that was bringing the singers and musicians of OCT Brand, a local group that animated weddings in the province, crashed in the Tro Pang Sroy village, between kilometers 186 and 187 of National Road 4, a tuk-tuk that could not move to the other side of the road and was unable to avoid the truck. The impact caused an exploition. Mr. Oung Vuthy, officer of the traffic station at Prey Nob district said to I see Cambodia that Mr. Nak Sarang, 33 years old, a well known singer in the province, died. Also Miss Poung Mara, 20, and Poung Sanita, 26, and other two persons. lost their lives in the accident Other 8 persons were brought to the hospital with serious injures produced by the fire.

Report and photos by Chhin Sieng (photos by phone)

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About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X39xwdGtVXI) and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (http://www.colombia.co/en/culture/colombians-that-are-making-this-a-better-world.html).

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