Bodies of Migrants Killed in Crash Returned

The bodies of six of the seven migrant workers who were killed in a road accident in Thailand’s Chonburi province on Friday have been returned to Cambodia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Monday.

“Yesterday, we got six bodies of Cambodian migrants back. For the other one, their parents had the body cremated in Thailand,” said Koy Kuong, Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman.

Mr. Kuong said that the government is now compiling a legal complaint against the company that was transporting the workers. “Now our lawyers are working to file a complaint to the company they were traveling with to have them pay compensation to all the victims,” he said.

The truck, which was carrying around 20 passengers, careened off the road and smashed into a tree, killing five instantly. Two more died in hospital and a further seven Cambodians on board were injured, according to reports from the Associated Press.

Earlier this month, nine Cambodians were killed when the minivan they were traveling in crashed into a tree in Thailand’s Chanthaburi province.

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