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Three die in head-on collision in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Three die in head-on collision in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 12:55 GMT+7
Three die in head-on collision in Vietnam’s Central Highlands
The scene of a fatal head-on collision between a car and a truck on Ho Chi Minh Highway in Gia Lai Province, Vietnam, July 27, 2021. Photo: H.C.D. / Tuoi Tre

A head-on collision between a car and a truck killed three people on Ho Chi Minh Highway in Gia Lai Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region, on Tuesday afternoon.

The traffic accident occurred on the section of the aforementioned highway passing through Chu Prong District at 3:25 pm on the same day, according to Le Van Hanh, deputy head of the Traffic Safety Committee in Gia Lai.

Huynh Trung, 34, from Dak Lak Province drove the truck while Le Quang Son, 48, living in Gia Lai, controlled the car, carrying two other locals -- Pham Thi, 58, and Nguyen Nhu Tuyen, 34.

At the scene, the car and truck collided when the car crossed into the truck’s lane while traveling from Chu Prong District to Pleiku City in Gia Lai.

The severe crash killed the three people in the car on the spot. 

Both vehicles were badly damaged.

Chu Prong District police have worked with related forces to clarify the cause of the deadly accident.

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