A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in the upcoming general elections was yesterday involved in a fatal road accident that killed his wife and left him severely injured.
Prince Norodom Ranariddh, 74, was in a convoy along with senior members of his FUNCINPEC party heading toward Sihanoukville in southwest Cambodia on Sunday morning, June 17, 2018, when a taxi traveling in the opposite direction slammed into his SUV, said a senior party member in the group.
Ranariddh suffered head injuries and was transferred to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, for urgent treatment, Sihanoukville police chief Gen. Chuon Narin said. Then, early Monday, he was transferred 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.