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5 dead, several injured after truck hits market in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Saturday, June 13, 2020, 10:54 GMT+7
5 dead, several injured after truck hits market in Vietnam’s Central Highlands
A cargo truck is on its side after in a road accident in Dak Mil District, Dak Nong Province, Vietnam, June 13, 2020. Photo: Tam An / Tuoi Tre

A traffic accident involving two trucks in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong claimed at least five lives and injured about five others on Saturday morning.

The crash happened at around 6:00 am on the section of National Highway 14 that runs through Dak Rla Commune in Dak Mil District of Dak Nong.

At the site of the accident, an overturned cargo truck was seen crushing several motorbikes while other motorbikes were stuck under another truck.

The overturned truck had been traveling from Buon Me Thuot City in neighboring Dak Lak Province to Gia Nghia City in Dak Nong when the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, causing it to collide into a truck that was parked on the roadside, according to initial reports.

The rogue truck went on to hit street vendors and motorbikes at a nearby market before it flipped sideways and came to a complete halt.

The site of a truck accident in Dak Mil District, Dak Nong Province, Vietnam, June 13, 2020. Photo: Duy Hoc / Tuoi Tre
The site of a road accident in Dak Mil District, Dak Nong Province, Vietnam, June 13, 2020. Photo: Duy Hoc / Tuoi Tre
The site of a truck accident in Dak Mil District, Dak Nong Province, Vietnam, June 13, 2020. Photo: Duy Hoc / Tuoi Tre
The site of a road accident in Dak Mil District, Dak Nong Province, Vietnam, June 13, 2020. Photo: Duy Hoc / Tuoi Tre

At least five people were killed and five others seriously injured in the crash.

Police officers in Dak Mil District and Dak Nong Province are actively investigating the scene and regulating traffic moving through the site.

Dak Nong chairman Nguyen Bon paid a visit to the victims receiving treatment at Central Highlands Region General Hospital on the same morning.

The province also provided a VND2 million (US$86) financial assistance to the family of each deceased victim.

The site of a truck accident in Dak Mil District, Dak Nong Province, Vietnam, June 13, 2020. Photo: Tam An / Tuoi Tre
The site of a road accident in Dak Mil District, Dak Nong Province, Vietnam, June 13, 2020. Photo: Tam An / Tuoi Tre
The site of a truck accident in Dak Mil District, Dak Nong Province, Vietnam, June 13, 2020. Photo: Duy Hoc / Tuoi Tre
The site of a road accident in Dak Mil District, Dak Nong Province, Vietnam, June 13, 2020. Photo: Duy Hoc / Tuoi Tre

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