Two Finns killed in Phnom Penh crash

Two Finnish men were killed in the Tuk-Tuk crash on Saturday, 2 March 2019 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The accident happened in the early morning when a Lexus car slammed into a tuk-tuk taxi taken by three people including two Finnish tourists.

The two Finns were killed in the crash, and the tuk-tuk driver was seriously injured and later, he died at Calmette hospital.

The Lexus driver was uninjured and has been taken into police custody for questioning.

One of Cambodia’s local media named Cambodia Expats Online has revealed the names, ages and photos of the Finnish victims, as Mr. Artuu Johannes Hieta and Mr. Lasse Mikael Apajasalmi as well as the tuk-tuk driver and the Lexus driver that have not been identified by Finnish authorities yet.

According to a Foreign Ministry spokesperson in Cambodia, the spokesperson only confirmed the death of two Finnish citizens in the Tuk-Tuk crash but did not reaveal informations about the victims’ identities.

“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” said the spokeperson.

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