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Student dies after falling from school bus in Vietnam

Student dies after falling from school bus in Vietnam

Thursday, November 04, 2021, 11:49 GMT+7
Student dies after falling from school bus in Vietnam
The school bus from which a 12-year-old student was thrown to their death in Krong Nang District, Dak Lak Province, Vietnam, November 2, 2021. Photo: Trung Tan / Tuoi Tre

A student passed away after falling from the open door of a moving school bus in Dak Lak Province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, local police said on Wednesday.

Functional forces are investigating the bus driver, Tran Van Lieu, a 49-year-old resident of Krong Nang District, for unintentionally causing the victim’s death.

Lieu drove a 50-seat bus carrying 30 students from Krong Nang’s Dlie Ya Commune to nearby Ama Trang Long Middle School at around 12:20 pm on Tuesday, per a transport service contract he had signed with the school’s management board.

N.G.H., 12, was thrown through an open door on the bus when Lieu swerved to avoid a collision with an oncoming tractor. 

H. died immediately upon hitting the road on his head.

The police investigation into the case is ongoing.  

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