Cambodia bus crash kills driver, injures 19, mostly tourists

Nineteen people, mostly foreigners, have been injured and the driver of the bus they were on killed in a collision with another vehicle in eastern Cambodia.

Police Col. Sam Nal said those injured in the pre-dawn accident Tuesday in Kampong Cham province were four Germans, three Britons, three Thais, two people from France, two Israelis, a Chinese and four Cambodians. Most had only slight injuries but two are in critical condition.

The bus they were on was heading to the capital, Phnom Penh, from Siem Reap — site of the Angkor Wat temple complex — when it collided with a minibus.

Serious road accidents have become increasingly frequent in recent years in Cambodia. According to an Interior Ministry report, more than 1,500 people were killed in traffic accidents last year.