Phnom Penh (dpa) – A group of garment workers was killed in Cambodia when the van carrying them to their factory crashed into a tourist bus early Tuesday, a news report and a rights group said.
The collision occurred around 7 am (0000 GMT) in the province of Kompong Ro, the Cambodia Daily reported, citing local police.
Reports varied about the number of dead. Local media reported a death toll of between 16 and 21 people, while other sources gave a lower toll.
Another five people were seriously injured, the Cambodia Daily reported.
A rights group said the workers were under the responsibility of their employers under Cambodian law as they were on their commute to work.
Many of the fatalities were women, said Dave Welsh, country director for the US-based labour rights group Solidarity Center.