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12 killed in head-on collision between truck, sleeper bus in central Vietnam

Sunday, May 07, 2017, 09:04 GMT+7

A tragic accident between a sleeper bus and a truck that was moving in the wrong direction left 12 people dead and eight others injured in Vietnam’s Central Highlands early on Sunday.

The truck was speeding through oncoming traffic on the Ho Chi Minh Highway passing Chu Se District, Gia Lai Province.

According to local newspaper Gia Lai, the sleeper bus with license plate number 18B-018.32, operated by Duc Ha Buslines, was heading towards Gia Lai from the neighboring Dak Lak Province at the time of the accident.

The two vehicles had a head-on collision at around 4:00 am.

The crash turned both vehicles around, with the truck overturned, whereas the sleeper bus had its front part completely deformed and its passengers thrown outside.

As of 1:00 pm on Sunday, 12 people were confirmed dead in the accident, while eight others had been rushed to hospital with severe injuries.

Passengers’ luggage and fertilizers on the truck was scattered all over the street following the fatal collision.

Investigation is underway by Gia Lai police.

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The fertilizer-carrying truck is overturned. Photo: Gia Lai newspaper

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The sleeper bus operated by Duc Ha Buslines has its front part completely deformed. Photo: Gia Lai newspaper

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