Two Finns killed in Cambodia crash

The crash happened in the early hours of Saturday morning in the capital Phnom Penh.

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Map showing Cambodian capital Phnom Penh / Credit: Google Maps

Local media in Cambodia reports that two Finnish men are among three people killed in a traffic accident.

The crash happened in the country’s capital Phnom Penh in the early hours of Saturday morning local time, when a Lexus car collided with a tuk-tuk motorised taxi the men were traveling in at the time.

Reports say the two Finns were killed in the crash, while the tuk-tuk driver died in hospital from his injuries.

“We are aware that two Finnish citizens have died in Cambodia in an accident and we are currently working with local authorities on the matter” a Foreign Ministry spokesperson tells News Now Finland.

There is no Finnish embassy in Cambodia, the nearest diplomatic representation is in neighbouring Thailand.

The driver of the car was reportedly taken into police custody for questioning. A motorbike driver also caught up in the crash was uninjured.

Cambodian media has listed the names and ages of the two Finnish men they say were killed in the crash; and posted pictures from their Facebook pages, as well as a copy of one man’s local driving license.

We have chosen not to link to the Cambodian media reports, which are in English, because of the nature of the information and images on those webpages, and because Finnish authorities have not confirmed the identities of the men.