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At least 3 dead, 17 injured after long-haul bus hits truck in central Vietnam

At least 3 dead, 17 injured after long-haul bus hits truck in central Vietnam

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 13:29 GMT+7
At least 3 dead, 17 injured after long-haul bus hits truck in central Vietnam
Officers take the victims out of the bus following the accident in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, February 21, 2023 in this photo on social media.

At least three people were killed and 17 others injured after a long-haul bus crashed into a truck parked on the side of a road in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam early on Tuesday morning.

The bus, driven by 48-year-old Nguyen Anh Tien, was carrying 30 passengers along National Highway No. 1 at around 2:00 am on Tuesday, according to preliminary information.

After reaching Tam Anh Nam Commune, Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province, the bus rear-ended a truck parked on the right side of road.

Some people were unloading bricks from the truck at the time.

The truck is damaged after being hit by the long-haul bus in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, February 21, 2023. Photo: M.T. / Tuoi Tre

The truck is damaged after being hit by the long-haul bus in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, February 21, 2023. Photo: M.T. / Tuoi Tre

Following the collision, two people on the long-haul bus were killed on the spot, while another succumbed to serious injuries at the hospital.

Seventeen wounded victims were taken to Quang Nam Central General Hospital.

Among them, three suffered severe spine and liver injuries, while some others sustained broken bones and soft-tissue wounds, doctors said.

The front of the bus was heavily damaged.

Police officers arrived at the scene to carry out their investigation and determine the cause of the accident.

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Duy Khang - Le Trung / Tuoi Tre News

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