S'porean killed by hit-and-run driver in Cambodia

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

Mr Sam Chan Kwong Kit had been involved in a collision while riding a scooter in Ponhea Lueu district, according to the Cambodian police. Mr Chan, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, died on the way to hospital.

Mr Tim Vutha, chief of the traffic office at the Police Inspectorate of Ponhea Lueu district, told The Straits Times yesterday that the police are trying to identify the driver of the other vehicle who fled after the accident.

"The police are working with the Ministry of Interior to find the driver and punish him according to the law," he said.

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 that they plan to take his body back to Singapore today.

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

Tan Hui Yee

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2018, with the headline 'S'porean killed by hit-and-run driver in Cambodia'. Print Edition | Subscribe