Phnom Penh (dpa) – More than a dozen garment workers were killed in Cambodia when their truck crashed into a tourist bus early Tuesday, police said.
None of the five tourists in the van carrying them from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City were injured, said Ath Bunn, chief of information for the national police. Their nationalities were not known, he said.
The collision occurred around 7 am (0000 GMT) in Svay Rieng province, the Cambodia Daily reported, citing local police.
Reported death tolls varied, with estimates by local media from 16 to 25 people, while other sources gave a lower toll. Another five people were seriously injured, the Cambodia Daily reported.
The US-based labour rights group Solidarity Center said the workers were the responsibility of their employers under Cambodian law as they were travelling to work.
Garment workers in Cambodia typically travel to work on the back of crowded open-air trucks, often all standing.
Road accidents are frequent in Cambodia, due to poor road conditions and lax traffic laws.
In 2014, 2,148 people died in traffic accidents, according to state media outlet Agence Kampuche Presse.