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Multi-car pile-up shuts down Ho Chi Minh City highway

Monday, November 16, 2020, 15:16 GMT+7
Multi-car pile-up shuts down Ho Chi Minh City highway
Cars are wrecked after a pile-up accident on the Ho Chi Minh City – Trung Luong Expressway, November 15, 2020. Photo: Son Lam / Tuoi Tre

A road crash involving many cars blocked traffic on Ho Chi Minh City – Trung Luong Expressway, causing vehicles to form a 10-kilometer queue on Sunday. 

According to eyewitnesses, the accident took place at 8:30 pm on the day at the section crossing Long An Province of the Ho Chi Minh City-Trung Luong Expressway, which connects the southern city with the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang. 

A total of three trucks and three four-seater cars were involved in the crash.

However, one truck was able to leave the scene since it only sustained minor rear-end damage. 

A car is damaged after a collision on the Ho Chi Minh City – Trung Luong Expressway. Photo: Son Lam / Tuoi Tre

A car is damaged after a collision on the Ho Chi Minh City – Trung Luong Expressway. Photo: Son Lam / Tuoi Tre

Meanwhile, three other vehicles suffered from major damage, with two of them taking both front and rear-end disfigurement from being crushed between two of the trucks. 

Victims in the four-seater cars were taken out of the vehicles after they were found injured.

The accident scene clogs up the Ho Chi Minh City – Trung Luong Expressway. Photo: Son Lam / Tuoi Tre

The accident scene clogs up the Ho Chi Minh City – Trung Luong Expressway. Photo: Son Lam / Tuoi Tre

The accident clogged up both lanes heading to Ho Chi Minh City on the expressway, which led to a prolonged traffic jam.

Stalled commuters were seen using the emergency lane, which impeded the arrival of functional forces to the scene. 

By 12:00 am on Monday, traffic police had not yet been able to reach the collision.

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