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Bus carrying 30 passengers barely avoids collision

Update: February, 02/2015 - 16:36
The bus got stuck on the railing of Lang Sen bridge in Can Tho Province this morning, leaving more than 30 bus passengers in panic and shouting for help for hours. — Photo vtc.vn

CAN THO (VNS) – A slow moving bus got stuck on the railing of a bridge while trying to avoid a head-on collision with a truck in the Mekong delta city of Can Tho this morning.

The incident left the more than 30 bus passengers in panic and shouting for help for hours. No casualties were reported following the incident. A rescue team managed to help all passengers exit the vehicle safely.

Eyewitnesses said they saw a truck nearing the Lang Sen Bridge in Thanh Quoi Commune when a slow moving bus, coming from the opposite direction, suddenly picked up speed in a bid to cross the bridge first. The bus belongs to Phuong Trang Travel Transport JSC.

However, by that time, the truck had managed to cross almost the entire bridge, which is narrow and allows only one vehicle to pass through at a time.

No casualties were reported following the incident. — Photo vtc.vn

As the bus had also entered the bridge, Nguyen Thien Trung, the bus's driver, was forced to manoeuvre the vehicle to the other side, but ended up getting stuck on the railing. As a result, the bus's left side nearly rammed into the truck.

Police in Vinh Thanh District told the Vietnam News Agency that the bus driver is being held responsible for the incident.

The case is under investigation. — VNS


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