Three-Year-Old Among Dead in Van Crash in Thailand

A 3-year-old boy was among four Cambodians killed in Thailand’s Songkhla province on Friday after the taxi van they were traveling in ran off the road, an employee at the taxi company said Sunday.

Mol Sa, a ticket seller at the May Maih company at the Rong Klua market in Sa Kaeo province’s Aranyaprathet district, identified the Cambodian victims as Nget Khnen, 69; Rem Ry, 47; Rohani Bintimusa, 18; and Phen Nizal, 3.

“Four people were found dead, all Cambodian people, including one 3-year-old boy,” Mr. Sa said, adding that one of the van’s two Thai drivers and a Malaysian passenger also died after being taken to nearby hospitals.

He said the 3-year-old’s mother, Rem Maly, 33, remains in critical condition at a Thai hospital.

Copies of their passports show that all five Cambodian victims—who Mr. Sa said were among 11 Cambodians traveling to Malaysia with two Malaysian job brokers—were from Kampot and Preah Sihanouk provinces.

The Bangkok Post reported Friday that the crash occurred at about 4:30 a.m. when the driver of the van fell asleep.

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