Three Men Killed in Motorbike Collision in Kandal

Three men in their twenties were killed in Kandal province on Wednesday evening when the motorbikes they were traveling on, one speeding at 80 kilometers per hour, collided head-on in Koh Thom district’s Chrey Thom commune, police said.

The accident occurred at 6:10 p.m., between one bike traveling to and another traveling from Takhmao City, provincial police chief Iv Chamroeun said, adding that Hou Sitha, 20, and Ken Khon, 26, died instantly, while 25-year-old Khon Noeun died en route to a Phnom Penh hospital.

“The accident was a result of speeding at nighttime,” he said, adding that according to a witness, the bikes collided when one pulled out into the opposite lane to overtake a car.

The Ministry of Justice is currently reviewing a long-awaited traffic law that advocates hope will cut down on road accidents and deaths.

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