One man was killed and an 11-year-old girl seriously injured after their car ran off a 400-meter cliff in the northern Vietnamese province of Son La on early Monday morning.
The accident occurred along a section of National Highway 6 in Chieng Hac Commune, Moc Chau District, at around 1:00 am, according to district police officers.
The car carrying two people was traveling in the direction from Son La to Hanoi when it crashed into the road fencing and plunged off a cliff about 400 meters deep.
The vehicle hit a lot of large rocks as it landed and was heavily distorted.
Nguyen Cong Hung, the 36-year-old driver, was killed on the spot, while Dang Thi Thu Huyen, 11, was found unconscious with severe injuries by first responders.
|The car is heavily damaged following the crash. Photo: Tung Minh / Tuoi Tre|
Huyen was brought to the hospital for emergency treatment and her health condition has stabilized.
Despite some difficulties, competent authorities have been able to salvage the car from the rock-filled cliff.
Further investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the accident.
The driver was possible fatigued and sleepy prior to the crash, according to preliminary information.