Pickup truck crash in Sa Kaeo kills 2 Cambodian migrant workers, injures 14 others

Two illegal Cambodian migrant workers were killed and 14 others were injured when a pickup truck taking them to Pathum Thani skidded and overturned on the side of the bypass road in Aranyaprathet district of Sa Kaeo province early Friday morning (Feb 2).

Aranyaprathet police investigator Pol Lt Col Chaiya Maneesut said the fatal accident happened at about 5 am in front of Wat Suan Kwang on the bypass road.

He said the Toyota pickup truck was taking about 16 illegal migrant workers from Aranyaprathet to Talad Thai market in Pathum Thani to work.

As the pickup truck arrived at the scene, it skidded off the road and overturned, killing two Cambodians�a man and a woman, while 14 others, including a four-month baby girl, were injured.

All of them were rushed to Aranyaprathet Hospital.

A migrant worker identified only as Thon said all 16 of them, including his wife and 4-month-old baby girl, came from Banteay Meanchey to work at Talad Tai. His wife died at the scene.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)