BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say seven Cambodian migrant workers were killed when their pickup truck lost control and crashed into a tree in eastern Thailand.
Police Col. Somneuk Haanta said Friday the pickup truck’s tire burst before it hit the tree and flipped over into a ditch in Nong Yai district in Chonburi province.
He says seven workers were killed, while seven others, also Cambodians, were hurt. Somneuk says police are trying to find the Thai truck driver who fled the scene.
Earlier this month, nine Cambodians on their way home for a holiday break died in a car crash in the eastern province of Chanthaburi.
Thailand has more than 1 million migrant workers, mostly from Burma, Cambodia and Laos.