A 22-year-old in Pursat provincial Krakor district died on Saturday because he fell from the rail trolley cart while he was riding.
Hong Savon, Tnaut Chrum commune police post officer, said that the cart has problem with its wheel and then the victim fell in front of the cart, causing it to step on him, adding that the victim’s leg was cut, broke his head and some injuries to his arms.
The victim named Kong Tit living in Kandieng district and he traveled from Kamrang area with the cart loading around 3 tons of rice and 20 passengers.
The trolley cart rider escaped when the incident happened and police are searching for him.
Late 2009, there was a rail cart incident in Pursat province causing 5 people seriously injured, according to Hong Savon.
Ly Borin, the director of Rail Road Department in Phnom Penh, said that the railway is for only the train not for trolley cart and the authority does not allow them to do business on the rail.
“It can cause the accident every time. The state is not responsible for them because it is illegal and the trolley owner will be punished,” adding that though they use the railway, they have to be careful.