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Driver and assistant killed in serious bus collision

Update: April, 18/2015 - 17:45
At the site of the accident. -- Photo Y Nguyen

DAK LAK (VNS) – Two people died and another 14 were hospitalised after a coach collided with a stopped truck early Saturday morning in Krong Buk District in Dak Lak Province.

Driver Nguyen Van Nguyen, 35, of Pleiku City, and his assistant, who was unidentified, died at the scene after the bus, which was carrying 35 passengers, collided with a truck (license plate BKS 47C – 018.17), which had stopped along National Road 14 in Cu Ne Commune.

The collision caused the truck to hit another truck parked in front of it. The trucks were seriously damaged, and the front section of the coach was demolished.

The front section of the coach is demolished. -- Photo Y Nguyen

The collision occurred at around 3:30 am as the bus was travelling from Buon Ma Thuot to Gia Lai.

Local officials had to use special tools to remove the crumpled metal of the bus to take out the driver and assistant who were trapped inside.

Fourteen of the passengers were hospitalised at Buon Ho Town's General Hospital. Four of them were later transferred to Dak Lak General Hospital and HCM City's Cho Ray Hospital due to serious injuries.

Local residents who heard the loud collision said the driver of the parked truck, which was carrying bricks, had stopped to fix a flat tyre. The other truck had stopped to give the driver a helping hand. -- VNS

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