PHNOM PENH, July 30 (Xinhua) -- A truck transporting garment workers to their factory flipped onto its side in southeastern Cambodia on Tuesday morning, leaving two dead and 31 others wounded, said a Labor Ministry's statement.
The accident happened in Svay Rieng province's Svay Teab district when the truck's driver "braked harshly," leading to the crash, the statement said.
"Two workers were killed and 31 others got injured in the accident," it said.
The statement added that those ill-fated workers had been rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment and the National Social Security Fund took responsibility for their medical expenses.
Transporting workers in open trucks to and from factories is not uncommon in the Southeast Asian country. In April, a dozen of garment workers in southwestern Kampong Speu province got wounded when their truck collided with another cargo truck.
The country's multi-billion-U.S.-dollar garment industry is comprised of some 1,000 factories, employing around 750,000 workers.