Three Taiwanese Tourists Severely Injured in Crash

Three Taiwanese tourists were seriously injured when their bus overturned while traveling from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, according to news reports.

The tourists were reportedly members of a group of 11 taking a five-day tour of the country, arranged by Taipei-based travel agency Lion Travel.

The company told The Taipei Times and The China Post that the accident occurred on Wednesday morning when the group’s bus swerved to avoid a head-on collision with a motorcyclist, who was allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road, and overturned.

The three who were seriously injured were being treated at a Phnom Penh hospital, while the other members of the group—including five who sustained minor injuries—were to have returned to Taiwan on Friday, the travel agency said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that it would assist the family members of the severely injured tourists if they wished to visit them in the hospital, the Times reported.

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