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Police detain driver in deadly holiday accident in Da Nang

Update: May, 02/2015 - 18:40
The car was dragged for hundreds of metres before the bus could be stoppled. The accident occurred at the Nam Hai Van – Ba Na Suoi Mo intersection killed six people. - VNA/VNS Photo Tran Le Tam

DA NANG (VNS) – Police in Hoa Vang District of Da Nang today announced they would detain the driver of a passenger bus involved in a deadly accident that killed six people on April 29.

The accident occurred at the Nam Hai Van – Ba Na Suoi Mo intersection when a passenger bus was being driven at a high speed, some 85km per hour, while traveling towards Hoa Vang District when it crashed into a car on the Ba Na Suoi Mo road, according to officials.

The bus reportedly dragged the vehicle for hundreds of metres before it could stop. Four people died at the scene and two others later succumbed to their injuries.

The speed limit in this area was only 50km per hour.

The new Ba Na-Suoi Mo road shortens the distance between Da Nang City Centre and Ba Na Hill and was opened to traffic on April 25. The four-lane road is 10km long and 34 metres wide, and has been designed to allow drivers to travel at speeds up to 60km per hour. – VNS

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