PHNOM PENH, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Twelve Cambodian garment factory workers were injured after their open truck collided with a large truck in Cambodia's southwestern Kampong Speu province on Thursday, the national police said.
The accident occurred at 6:30 a.m. (local time) in Udong district when the truck carrying 49 workers crashed onto another truck driven in the opposite direction, the police said.
"Eight female workers were seriously injured, as four others sustained light injuries," the police said on its website, adding that the ill-fated workers had been rushed to a hospital soon after the crash.
Transporting factory workers in open trucks to and from factories is common in Cambodia.
The country's 8-billion-U.S. dollar garment industry is comprised of some 1,000 factories, employing around 750,000 workers.