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At least five dead after truck rams multiple vehicles near Da Lat

Monday, May 14, 2018, 10:49 GMT+7

At least five people have been killed after a truck crashed into a series of vehicles along a highway in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Monday.

The accident happened at around 8:20 am along the section of National Highway 20 in Duc Trong District, some 25km from the provincial resort city of Da Lat.

According to initial information, the fertilizer-carrying truck, heading to Ho Chi Minh City from Da Lat, did not stop but continued traveling for another three kilometers after hitting the first motorcycle.

The vehicle then crashed into a mini truck and four other motorbikes, before knocking off a utility post.

The truck only stopped after hitting two cars parked along the street and several local houses.

At the scene of the accident, the fertilizer truck was seen on its side, while many vehicles were severely damaged.

The truck is on its side and has it front part damaged after the accident. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The truck is on its side and has it front part damaged after the accident. Photo: Tuoi Tre

At least five people, including the driver of the truck, were confirmed dead following the multiple-vehicle crash, according to police.

Two other victims were admitted to the Lam Dong General Hospital with multiple injuries.

The truck driver appeared to lost control of his vehicle prior to the accident, according to officers.

Competent authorities are investigating the crash site.

The mini truck is severely distorted after the crash. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The mini truck is severely distorted after the crash. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A utility post is knocked down and two cars parked on the side of the road are damaged. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A utility post is knocked down and two cars parked on the side of the road are damaged. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Houses are damaged after being hit by the truck. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Houses are damaged after being hit by the truck. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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