JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Traffic through Vietnam’s longest road tunnel disrupted after head-on truck collision

Wednesday, December 05, 2018, 11:20 GMT+7
Traffic through Vietnam’s longest road tunnel disrupted after head-on truck collision
The scene after a crash between two tractor-trailers in Hai Van Tunnel in central Vietnam, December 4, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A tractor-trailer smashed head-on into another in Hai Van Tunnel on Tuesday afternoon, prompting a four-hour tie-up in Vietnam’s longest road tunnel but reportedly causing no human casualties.

A trailer truck was traveling southbound at around 2:45 pm in the middle of the mountain tunnel when one of its tires burst.

The articulated lorry lurched to one side and crashed into another running on the other carriageway.

The trucks were seriously damaged, while a three-kilometer line of vehicles formed on one carriageway.

As the tractor-trailers were long and heavy, local authorities dispatched rescue vehicles to the spot to handle the situation more quickly.

Traffic only returned to normal at around 7:00 pm on the same day.

A truck slams into another in Hai Van Tunnel in central Vietnam, December 4, 2018, in this CCTV footage.

The latest road incident along the mountain passage was reported in early May when three people were injured and traffic got snarled up for hours after a truck carrying thousands of metric tons of frozen clams rear-ended a long-haul bus before hitting another truck of its type at the passage’s entrance.

Hai Van Tunnel provides a more convenient and shorter alternative to the Hai Van Pass for vehicles traveling between the central city of Da Nang and Thua Thien-Hue Province. 

Opened in 2005, it stretches 6.28 kilometers along the lifeline National Highway 1 and connects Da Nang and Thua Thien-Hue Province.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Thai Xuan / Tuoi Tre News


Read more




Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news