Cambodia’s Prince Ranariddh has been injured in a street accident
A Cambodian prince and former prime minister was injured in a head-on collision on a freeway in the country’s southwest on Sunday, officers said.
Prince Norodom Ranariddh and his spouse Ouk Phalla were rushed to hospital immediately after a taxi travelling in the other path slammed into his motorcade.
“A taxi with several passengers crashed into the convoy and hit the prince´s car or truck,” an official from Ranarridh’s political party who was accompanying him advised AFP.
A report on the national law enforcement site confirmed badly harmed vehicles and victims on the roadside. Seven individuals ended up documented hurt.
Chuon Narin, law enforcement chief of Preah Sihanouk province wherever the incident transpired, confirmed the crash but said he did not know how extreme the accidents were.
Ranariddh, 74, was travelling from the riverside town of Kampot to Preah Sihanouk as component of campaigning for controversial national elections established for July 29.
His celebration Funcinpec is using element despite popular problems that the poll will be neither free nor honest after the key opposition team the Cambodia Countrywide Rescue Celebration (CNRP) was banned late very last yr.
Hun Sen, the primary minister who has been in power for 33 a long time, has crushed dissent major up to the election, making sure a resounding victory for his ruling Cambodian People’s Bash.
Ranariddh, the fifty percent-brother of Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni, has experienced a traditionally fraught relationship with Hun Sen, who pushed him out of electrical power in 1997.
But he has cosied up to the previous foe as aspect of a political comeback, and was granted one of the CNRP’s parliamentary seats immediately after they have been redistributed.
Visitors accidents are a leading result in of death in Cambodia, exactly where road principles are weakly enforced. Highways also absence dividers though pace boundaries are generally overlooked.
In 2015 Ranariddh was somewhat wounded when his automobile was strike by a truck.