CAMBODIA: Prince Ranariddh injured and wife killed in car crash

A Cambodian prince and former prime minister has been injured and his wife killed in a head-on car collision in the south-west of the country.

A taxi hit the vehicle Prince Norodom Ranariddh, 74, and Ouk Phalla, 39, were travelling in, officials say.

The couple were taken to a local hospital in the Preah Sihanouk province, but Ms Phalla died a few hours later.

They were travelling to meet political supporters when the crash happened.

Prince Ranariddh, the half-brother of King Norodom Sihamoni, leads a political party that is contesting next month’s controversial general elections.

Last year, the country’s main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was dissolved and its leader was charged with treason.

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