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Two killed in head-on collision on Vietnam road

Two killed in head-on collision on Vietnam road

Sunday, August 22, 2021, 15:57 GMT+7

Two passengers were killed on Saturday after their vehicle crashed into a pickup truck running in the opposite direction on a road in northern Vietnam.

The accident took place in Dao Duc Commune, Vi Xuyen District, Ha Giang Province, Le Van Nham, chairman of the commune, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

As footage from a road surveillance camera showed, a car was traveling on Dao Duc Commune’s section of National Road No. 2 when it collided with a pickup around 11:15 pm on Saturday.

The crash disfigured the fronts and triggered the airbags of both vehicles, while all victims were promptly sent to the hospital.

Two passengers in the car did not survive the collision, but the pickup truck driver was only injured, Nham said.

Local police are investigating the case.

In January-July, Vietnam recorded 7,137 traffic accidents which killed 3,635 people and injured 4,984 others, according to the National Committee for Traffic Safety.

The number of crashes dropped 10.74 percent year on year, while fatal casualties decreased 4.12 percent.

Road surveillance camera footage shows a head-on collision on National Road No. 2 in Ha Giang Province, Vietnam, August 21, 2021.

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