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Health ministry car filmed speeding in wrong direction on Hanoi expressway

Health ministry car filmed speeding in wrong direction on Hanoi expressway

Saturday, April 08, 2017, 09:28 GMT+7

A car belonging to Vietnam’s Ministry of Health is identified among five sedans captured by a dash cam traveling in the wrong direction on an expressway in Hanoi, with a ministry representative explaining they did not do so deliberately.

According to the dash cam footage on Facebook and YouTube, five cars were seen rushing in the wrong direction on Nhat Tan expressway, leading to Noi Bai International Airport, on Thursday.

One of the vehicles, wearing the license plate 31A-7284, was identified as belonging to the health ministry.

In a statement released on Friday, Le Thanh Cong, deputy head of the ministry’s financial planning department, said the car was heading for Noi Bai to pick up a visiting Japanese expert on Nhat Tan, when it saw traffic was blocked due to an accident there.

A traffic officer then showed up and requested the car to make a U-turn as that section of the road was temporarily blocked, according to the ministry’s account.

The health ministry car made the U-turn and decided to travel in the wrong direction so as to reach the airport on time, Cong said.

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