One woman was killed and her son was seriously injured in Phnom Penh Monday morning
when a garment factory shipping container fell off its truck into traffic,
Mao Sunly, 50, a nurse from Stung Treng district, Kampon
Cham province, was crushed when the container fell off the truck on a muddy
section of road in a garment factory area of Phnom Penh's Russei Keo district, police
Mao Sunly's 25-year-old son, Sam Phalla sustained injuries
to his waist and hips and was trapped beneath the container for 20 minutes
before he was taken by ambulance to Calmette
Sam Phalla was conscious and in stable condition late
Monday, police said.
The driver fled the scene and is being sought by police,
said Preap Kha, Tuol Sangke commune police chief.
Police are also investigating the source company of the
container, he said.
"When I ran from my home, I saw that the body of the
victim was under the container, and I felt shocked," said Pha Sarouen, 61,
who runs a small business near the scene of the accident.
The container was "carelessly" secured, he said,
adding that the accident had not cost too many lives because it had occurred
when many garment workers were off the road.