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Car accident kills five in Lai Chau

Update: October, 23/2013 - 14:00
Five people died in a car accident on National Highway 4D in northern Lai Chau Province's Tam Duong District.

LAI CHAU (VNS)– Five people died in a car accident on National Highway 4D in northern Lai Chau Province's Tam Duong District.

Duong Van Binh, 38, was driving from his hometown of Lai Chau to Tam Duong yesterday afternoon when he lost control of the vehicle and it skidded down a slope.

The other victims were Vuong Thi To Nga, 47, of Ha Noi City's Dong Anh Town, Nguyen Van Tam and his wife, temporary residents of the provincial Nam Lun District, and Truong Van Quy, 27, of northern Bac Giang Province.

Local authorities visited the victims' families and gave them each VND5 million (US$238).

Local police are conducting further investigations to clarify the cause of the accident. -- VNS

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