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Two Finns killed in traffic accident in Cambodia

According to local media two Finnish citizens were killed when the tuk-tuk in which they were travelling was hit by a car.

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Two Finns have reportedly died following a traffic accident in Cambodia, Finland’s Foreign Ministry confirmed to news agency STT on Saturday.

Cambodia media had previously reported that the two Finns died in a collision in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.

"The Foreign Ministry is aware of and is attending to the case of two Finns who died in Cambodia," ministry spokesperson Harri Kilpi told STT.

According to reports by Cambodian media and the discussion forum Cambodia Expats Online, the Finns were travelling in a tuk-tuk moped taxi when a passenger car crashed into them. The Cambodian tuk-tuk driver was also killed in the collision.

The Foreign Ministry declined to disclose any details of the incident and also refused to confirm or deny the media reports.

"Unfortunately we cannot comment on the details due to personal privacy and consular confidentiality considerations," Kilpi commented.

The accident was first reported by Finnish tabloid dailies Iltalehti and Ilta-Sanomat.

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