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11 injured as truck crashes into motorcyclists at red light in Vietnam

11 injured as truck crashes into motorcyclists at red light in Vietnam

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 10:39 GMT+7
11 injured as truck crashes into motorcyclists at red light in Vietnam
The scene of the accident in Thu Thua District in the Mekong Delta province of Long An on October 26, 2019 is shown in this photo supplied by the provincial traffic safety committee.

A total of 11 people were injured after a truck crashed into a group of motorcyclists waiting at a red light in the Mekong Delta province of Long An on Saturday.

The accident occurred at around 2:20 pm at an intersection in Nhi Thanh Commune, Thu Thua District, said Phung Van On, head of the provincial traffic safety committee.

Preliminary information showed that a group of motorcyclists were stopping at a red light when they were hit from behind by a truck with license plate No. 51C-295.41.

About eleven people on the motorbikes were injured following the crash.

Among them, four victims were taken to the hospital over more severe injuries.

Tran Hoang Anh, the 35-year-old truck driver from Ho Chi Minh City, was then summoned to a working session with competent authorities.

Anh blamed the accident on brake failure.

Further investigation is ongoing.

On January 2, a similar road crash also happened in Long An Province, as a trailer truck slammed into 21 motorcycles at a red light, killing four people and injuring 17 others.

An investigation later revealed that the 32-year-old driver had consumed alcohol prior to the crash.

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