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3 dead, 2 injured in car-truck crash in southern Vietnam

Sunday, April 07, 2019, 10:39 GMT+7
3 dead, 2 injured in car-truck crash in southern Vietnam
The automobile is heavily distorted after the accident in the southern Vietnamese province of Dong Nai on April 7, 2019. Photo: Trung Anh / Tuoi Tre

Three people were killed and two others injured after an automobile crashed into a truck in the southern Vietnamese province of Dong Nai on early Sunday morning.

According to preliminary information, the seven-seater car was steered by 31-year-old Nguyen Dac Tam and carrying a total of five people.

The vehicle was traveling on a section of National Highway 20 in Tuc Trung Commune, Dinh Quan District at around 1:40 am, when it slammed into a truck driven by 36-year-old Nguyen Trong Quoc Viet, which was running in the opposite direction.

The crash killed three women in the automobile, namely Tran Thao Vy, 30, Ngo Thi Xuan, 52, and Tran Thi Long, 69.

Viet was admitted to the hospital with severe injuries, while another passenger in the automobile suffered minor wounds.

The car was heavily damaged following the incident.

Meanwhile, the truck went off road and tipped over on a plantation of a local family.

Police officers have examined the crash site and believed that the car was traveling in the wrong lane.

Further investigation is ongoing.

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