Singaporean man killed in traffic accident while riding scooter in Cambodia

Mr Sam Chan Kwong Kit was involved in a collision while riding a scooter and wearing a helmet in Ponhea Lueu district on March 11, 2018, according to the Cambodian police.
Mr Sam Chan Kwong Kit was involved in a collision while riding a scooter and wearing a helmet in Ponhea Lueu district on March 11, 2018, according to the Cambodian police.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SAM CHAN

BANGKOK - A 36-year-old Singaporean man was killed in a traffic accident in Cambodia's Kandal province, which is next to the capital Phnom Penh.

Mr Sam Chan Kwong Kit was involved in a collision while riding a scooter and wearing a helmet in Ponhea Lueu district on Sunday (March 11), according to the Cambodian police. He died on the way to the hospital.

Mr Tim Vutha, chief of traffic office at the Police Inspectorate of Ponhea Lueu district, told The Straits Times on Wednesday: "The police have been trying to identify the driver of the other vehicle who ran away after the accident. The police are working with Ministry of Interior to search for the driver, to punish him according to the law."

The police said Mr Chan's mother and other family members arrived in Cambodia on Tuesday. One of them, who identified herself as Ms Chan and said she was Mr Chan's cousin, told The Straits Times over the phone: "We plan to take his body back to Singapore tomorrow (March 15 ) morning."

The Straits Times understands that the funeral wake will be held in Singapore from Friday to Sunday.