Cambodian workers die in road crash

Seven Cambodian migrant workers were killed when the pickup truck they were travelling in crashed into a tree in Chon Buri province early Friday, police said.

The pickup truck was carrying about 20 passengers. It seemed one of its tyres burst, sending it out of control. It hit a tree and then flipped over into a ditch in Nong Yai district in Chon Buri province early Friday morning, Pol Col Somneuk Haanta said.

Five of the passengers died on the spot and two more died in a hospital, he said. Seven others were hurt.

Police were trying to find the driver, a Thai, who fled the scene.

Earlier this month, nine Cambodians on their way home for Songkran died in a passenger van crash in Chanthaburi province.

Thailand has more than a million migrant workers, mostly from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.

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