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Road Accident Claims Life of Lao Football Referee

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The fatal accident occurred on 13 March at Thatluang Village, Xaysettha District in Vientiane Capital when the brakes on a cement mixer truck failed to operate.

The truck had crashed into a motorbike waiting at a traffic stop, claiming the life of 40-year-old Khamhom Sinuanxay, who also happened to be a Pepsi Lao League 1 referee.

As per the police report, the accident happened at 9:50 am on Monday. 

The driver of the truck was identified as 33-year-old Mr. Thongxay, a resident of Nongphaya Village.

The police report informs, “The driver had been driving from Talat Hua Khua heading towards the Thatluang traffic lights. Upon seeing many vehicles ahead, the driver stepped on the brakes only to find out that they were broken. He shouted out his window that his brakes were broken before crashing into two motorbikes that were parked at the traffic lights.”

The driver on one motorbike was able to jump away from his bike in time, while the other driver failed to and got dragged forward by the truck.

In a moment of shock, the truck driver decided to turn his steering all the way right, so as to not crash into any other cars. Unbeknownst to him, the motorbike driver was stuck under his truck. 

The motorbike driver’s head struck the curb of the street, and the impact led to his untimely death.

Relevant authorities are investigating the case further, to be presented to the court, according to Lao Post.

Road accidents in Laos claimed more than 100 lives in January and more than 80 lives in February of 2023.

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