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2 killed, 10 injured as sleeper bus tips over in northern Vietnam

Sunday, November 22, 2020, 16:31 GMT+7
2 killed, 10 injured as sleeper bus tips over in northern Vietnam
A sleeper bus is knocked on its side following an accident in Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam, November 22, 2020. Photo: Anh Chuyen / Tuoi Tre

Two people were killed and ten others injured after a passenger bus went off road and tipped over in the northern Vietnamese province of Hoa Binh early on Sunday morning.

The accident took place on a section of National Highway No. 6 in Phu Cuong Commune, Tan Lac District, at around 1:00 am, the traffic police division under the Ministry of Public Security confirmed.

The 38-seater sleeper bus steered by 46-year-old Nguyen Duc Phung Anh was carrying 35 passengers as it headed from northern Son La Province to Hanoi.

While making a turn, the bus crashed into the road fencing and ran into a roadside drainage ditch before being knocked on its side.

Two passengers, namely 52-year-old Luong Van Mai and 29-year-old Hoang Van Phong, were killed in the crash.

Ten other people were injured and brought to the hospital for emergency treatment.

The sleeper bus was heavily damaged, while many belongings were thrown off the vehicle.

The traffic police division under the Ministry of Public Security has coordinated with Hoa Binh's police department to verify the vehicle's speed prior to the accident, and examine the technical safety of the bus and road to determine the cause of the crash.

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