Cambodia’s garment workers fret over deadly daily commutes

Gripping her friend’s shoulder as a truck packed with 30 Cambodian garment workers tears down a pot-holed street, Nguon Sanit says her days are bookended by fear of dying on the kingdom’s treacherous roads.

Workers in the sector – the majority of whom are women – make dicey daily commutes in a country where road accidents are a leading cause of death.

“Our lives are on the road,” says Sanit, 39. “We are always worried.”

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