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Two dead as truck crashes into motorbikes waiting at traffic lights in Saigon

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11:00 GMT+7

A pick-up truck driver apparently lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a row of motorcyclists waiting for the traffic lights at an intersection in Ho Chi Minh City, killing two and injuring several others on Saturday.

The fatal accident took place a few minutes past midnight near the Nguyen Huu Canh-Nguyen Binh Khiem intersection.

The truck was speeding toward the intersection, when it swerved to the left, mounting the median strip, crossing into the opposite lane before crashing into multiple motorbikes at the traffic lights.

“The pick-up truck was rolling over before hitting the motorcyclists,” one eyewitness said.

The witness added that many motorbike drivers were seen lying on the ground following the crash that eventually claimed two lives.

“I could have been killed had the truck not crossed into the opposite carriageway,” he added.

The pick-up truck was heavily distorted, while four other motorbikes were broken following the crash. Several trees and the traffic light post at the intersection were also damaged.

Local police are working to investigate the cause of the accident.

The rear parts of the pick-up truck are broken and dented. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The rear parts of the pick-up truck are broken and dented. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A motorbike damaged in the crash. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A motorbike damaged in the crash. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two motorbikes damaged by the truck are seen at the scene. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two motorbikes damaged by the truck are seen at the scene. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Several trees are also damaged. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Several trees are also damaged. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A distorted pick-up truck and two broken motorbikes are seen after a crash in Ho Chi Minh City on April 21, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A distorted pick-up truck and two broken motorbikes are seen after a crash in Ho Chi Minh City on April 21, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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