A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in the forthcoming general election was yesterday associated with a fatal road accident that killed his wife and left him seriously harmed.
Prince Norodom Ranariddh, 74, was in a convoy alongside senior members from his FUNCINPEC party making a beeline for Sihanoukville in southwest Cambodia on Sunday morning, June 17, 2018, when a taxi going the other way hammered into his SUV, said a senior party member.
Ranariddh endured head wounds and was transferred to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, for critical treatment, Sihanoukville police boss Gen. Chuon Narin said. At that point, early Monday, he was transferred him to a hospital in neighboring Thailand.
His wife, 39-year-old Ouk Phalla, who was also standing as a candidate in Cambodia’s general election next month, died in a hospital after the crash.
A government official comfortable with the circumstance disclosed to The Associated Press that Ranariddh endured broken ribs. The politician, who talked on state of namelessness since he was not approved to discharge information, said Ranariddh was traveled to Bangkok at 1 a.m. Monday for medical care on ask for from the nation’s Royal Palace. Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni is Ranariddh’s relative.
Fresh News, a news agency close to the government likewise detailed that Ranariddh had been taken to Thailand. Nhep Bun Chin, a FUNCINPEC representative, said Ranariddh’s condition had enhanced, however declined to affirm his departure to Bangkok.
Ranariddh was Cambodia’sco-prime minister for four years in an uneasy power-sharing arrangement with Hun Sen after his party won a United Nations-organized election in 1993.