Australian, Laura Knight, Among Dead in NGO Bus Crash

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Australian, Laura Knight, Among Dead in NGO Bus Crash

Postby Bong Burgundy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:12 am

Orphanage Bus Crash Kills 4, Including 1 Australian

(Takeo): A bus carrying member of a children's organization hit a mango tree, leaving four people dead and ten seriously injured onin the afternoon of June 22, 2018, along National Road No. 3 in Po Srey village, Nanchonghong commune, Tramkok district, Takeo province.

Takeo provincial police chief Brigadier General Sok Samnang said that the bus contained a total of 15 people, traveling from Kep province across Kampot province to Phnom Penh, driving at a high speed to the point of accident. The bus hit the mango tree on the right hand side.

According to the head of the accident headquarters, there were four fatalities, including one Australian woman and seven serious injuries. The driver escaped from the scene, leaving the victims behind.

After the incident, the victims were sent to hospital and the bodies await family for traditional festivals, while the bus is being kept at Tram Kok District Police Inspectorate waiting for the case to be resolved later.


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Re: Australian Amongt Dead in Orphanage Bus Crash

Postby ali baba » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:23 am

Great headline.

1 somebody, 4 nobodies killed in bus crash
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Re: Australian Amongt Dead in Orphanage Bus Crash

Postby RainMan » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:04 am

Horrific accident, looks like the bus slid sideways into the tree and hit the weakest part, nearly cut it in half.
Rarely take mini buses, seen some loaded with passengers and flying down pot holed roads.
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Re: Australian Amongt Dead in Orphanage Bus Crash

Postby Bong Burgundy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:19 am

Unconfirmed reports are saying it was carrying staff from Save the Children.
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Re: Australian Amongt Dead in Orphanage Bus Crash

Postby spitthedog » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:30 am

Bong Burgundy wrote:Unconfirmed reports are saying it was carrying staff from Save the Children.


Save the Children?? Presumably no children on board though??

You can see where the top of the bus wrapped itself around the tree with enough force to bend the chassis into a V. I swear khmer's drive somewhat like they have a death wish.
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Re: Australian Amongt Dead in Orphanage Bus Crash

Postby violet » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:32 am

^like they have a death wish, or as though they are invincible. Children are the same the world over.
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Re: Australian Amongt Dead in Orphanage Bus Crash

Postby tombraider » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:49 am

ali baba wrote:Great headline.

1 somebody, 4 nobodies killed in bus crash


Good math there "there were four fatalities, including one Australian woman" 4 fatalities including 1 Australian is still 4 people. :facepalm:

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Re: Australian Amongt Dead in NGO Bus Crash

Postby YaTingPom » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:31 pm

The body of that bus looked rusty as fuck, especially the cross member.

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Re: Australian Amongt Dead in Orphanage Bus Crash

Postby ali baba » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:19 pm

tombraider wrote:Good math there "there were four fatalities, including one Australian woman" 4 fatalities including 1 Australian is still 4 people. :facepalm:

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Re: Australian, Laura Knight, Among Dead in NGO Bus Crash

Postby Bong Burgundy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:09 pm

Aust social worker dies in Cambodia crash
A prominent Australian social worker who described Cambodia's traffic as scary and crazy has been killed in a car crash there, her organisation has confirmed.

Cambodia's high profile NGO community is in mourning following the death of prominent Australian social worker Laura Knight, who was killed in a car accident which also claimed the lives of three others and left another six people injured.

Knight, from Melbourne, worked for Save the Children Cambodia and its partner Family Care First (FCF) since arriving in the nation in November 2015 and was traveling in a mini-van on Friday when it hit a mango tree in southwest Takeo province.

"It is with great sadness that I write to notify you of a tragic car accident, resulting in the deaths of four of our colleagues," FCF said in a closed online statement to its members.

Knight also studied at RMIT and previously worked for child protection organisation Friends International, which receives support from the the Australian government, specialising in child protection, vocational training, migration and environmental management.

According to Fresh News the driver hit a mango tree when the breaks failed. It quoted Sok Samnang of the Takeo Provincial Police as saying the driver escaped injury but he confirmed one Australian woman was killed while the survivors were taken to hospital.

A spokesperson for Save the Children confirmed the death and the separate statement to members said the immediate families had been notified.

"I would ask that you please delay in contacting these families to ensure we do not overwhelm them during this incredibly challenging time.

"This is a truly heartbreaking event for all of us," FCF said in a statement to its members.


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