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At least 7 dead as passenger bus hits funeral procession in northern Vietnam

At least 7 dead as passenger bus hits funeral procession in northern Vietnam

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 10:18 GMT+7
At least 7 dead as passenger bus hits funeral procession in northern Vietnam
The site of the crash in the northern Vietnamese province of Vinh Phuc on March 27, 2019. Photo: Van Hai / Tuoi Tre

At least seven people were killed after a passenger bus crashed into a funeral procession in the northern Vietnamese province of Vinh Phuc, about 67 kilometers north of Hanoi, on early Wednesday morning.

The accident happened at an intersection along National Highway 2C in Trung Nguyen Commune, Yen Lac District, Vinh Phuc at around 5:00 am, according to initial information from the National Committee for Traffic Safety.

The intersection along National Highway 2C where the accident occurred. Photo: Van Hai / Tuoi Tre

The intersection along National Highway 2C, where the accident occurred. Photo: Van Hai / Tuoi Tre

The passenger bus, which was traveling from the northern province of Dien Bien to Vinh Phuc’s Lap Thach City, hit a group of people who were part of a funeral procession, causing four of them to die on the spot.

Three others succumbed to their serious injuries at the hospital, while another person is still being treated.

Some of the victims’ bodies are on the street. Photo: Van Hai / Tuoi Tre

Some of the victims’ bodies the street. Photo: Van Hai / Tuoi Tre

Several other victims also suffered minor scratches.

The bus had some cracks on its windshield following the accident.

The Vinh Phuc police department, in coordination with its transport counterpart, is probing the cause of the crash.

Local residents gather at the crash site. Photo: Van Hai / Tuoi Tre

Local residents gather at the crash site. Photo: Van Hai / Tuoi Tre

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, who is head of the national traffic safety committee, has extended his condolences to the families of the victims    .

According to news website VnExpress, it was foggy at the time of the incident.

The passenger bus had its windshield fractured following the crash. Photo: Van Hai / Tuoi Tre

The passenger bus had its windshield fractured following the crash. Photo: Van Hai / Tuoi Tre

A map detailing the location where the accident happened

A map detailing the location where the accident happened

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