Migrant Workers’ Bodies Returned From Thailand

The bodies of two Cambodian migrant workers who died on Sunday in Thailand when the pickup truck they were traveling to work in overturned were handed over to their relatives in Poipet City on Monday night, immigration police at the Poipet International Checkpoint said yesterday.

Seung Orm, 50, from Kompong Thom province, and Thai Saroeurth, 36, from Battambang province, were both employed as construction workers in Thailand, said Sem Makara, deputy immigration police chief at the checkpoint.

“They died in a traffic accident as they were traveling to work,” he said.

At about 6 a.m. on Sunday, 36 workers were in the back of a pickup truck in Prachinburi province when one of the truck’s tires burst, causing the vehicle to overturn, said Soum Chankea, Banteay Meanchey provincial coordinator for rights group Adhoc, adding that an unknown number of workers were injured.

Asked for comment, a spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry said he had not yet received a report about the accident.

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