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Truck collides with minibus, killing 2

Update: April, 22/2014 - 08:47
A truck rammed into a minibus in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai's Bao Yen District yesterday afternoon. — Photo baolaocai

LAO CAI (VNS)— A truck rammed into a minibus in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai's Bao Yen District yesterday afternoon, killing two people and causing serious injuries to another person.

According to witnesses, the accident occurred when a trailer-towing truck, carrying 70 tonnes of rice, tried to dodge a 20-seated bus parked at a rest stop in Bao Yen District's Pho Rang Town. The truck suddenly overturned and crushed the bus, killing the bus driver and a motorbike driver nearby on the spot. The truck driver sustained injuries.

All the 20 passengers of the bus were fortunately safe as they were out of the vehicle at the rest stop.

It took the local police about two hours to clear the traffic jam and the rice scattered on the road.

The police claimed that high-speed driving and careless overtaking might be the reason of the accident. — VNS

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