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18 injured as bus carrying Singaporean visitors crashes into mountainside in Vietnam

Sunday, May 12, 2019, 10:25 GMT+7
18 injured as bus carrying Singaporean visitors crashes into mountainside in Vietnam
The passenger bus crashes into the mountainside in the central Vietnamese province of Thua Thien-Hue on May 11, 2019. Photo: T.Quang / Tuoi Tre

Eighteen people were injured as a passenger bus carrying a group of Singaporean students encountered an accident following their trip to a national park in the central Vietnamese province of Thua Thien-Hue on Saturday.

The 30-seater coach was descending Bach Ma Mountain, located in Phuc Loc District, at around 3:00 pm when it crashed into the mountainside, according to Colonel Dang Ngoc Son, deputy director of the provincial Department of Police.

The bus was carrying 21 people, including the driver, a tour guide, and a group of Singaporean students, who were leaving the Bach Ma National Park after their trip earlier the same day, Col. Son elaborated.

A total of 18 people, most of whom were Singaporean visitors, were injured after the crash.

Among them, six suffered serious injuries.

The victims were promptly brought to the hospital for emergency treatment.

Traffic along the route was back to normal at 7:30 pm the same day.

According to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters’ observation, the road where the crash occurred is quite narrow, and the slope is rather steep.

Further investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the accident.

A test has showed that the driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to Dan Tri online newspaper.

Established in 1986, Bach Ma National Park covers an area of 220 square meters on the namesake mountain.

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