Cambodia National Basketball Team Player, Phal Sorphor on Friday night was killed as his motobike ran into a moving truck on his way to the province.
According to reports, Phal Sophor who only recently returned from China where the National team took part in the 4th China-Asean invitational Basketball team was on his way to see his family in Preyveng Province before leaving for the 26th SEA Games in Indonesia but was unfortunate to meet with untimely death in an auto crash.
At least 339 Water Festival revellers were killed according to official estimates and hundreds more were rushed to hospital following a stampede on Koh Pich (Diamond Island) bridge around 10pm last night.
Prime Minister, Hun Sen, said the death toll had reached 339 by around 2.30am but authorities are expected to revise the number upwards as the night progresses.
Witnesses said electrical wires strung from the bridge fell and electrocuted people on the bridge, causing a stampede on the narrow passageway. This could not be confirmed immediately via authorities.