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Two die in ambulance-motorbike collision in Ben Tre

Update: July, 09/2015 - 15:45

The ambulance overturned and burst into flames after the collision. — Photo Vietnamnet.vn

BEN TRE (VNS) — Two people were killed and four were injured in a collision between an ambulance and a motorbike at Mo Cay Nam District's Thanh Thoi A Commune in Ben Tre Province.

The accident happened at about 3pm on Wednesday in the Mekong River Delta Province, when the ambulance, which was travelling on Co Chien Bridge, crashed into a motorbike, the provincial police said.

The ambulance, which was carrying a child from Tra Vinh Province to hospital in HCM City for treatment, and the motorbike were travelling in the same direction.

The ambulance hit the road divider, overturned and burst into flames.

A seven-year-old boy in the ambulance, who was a blood cancer patient named Dang Trung Kien, and the motorbike rider, Nguyen Van Ut, 49, were killed in the collision.

Local residents took the victims out of the ambulance before it became engulfed in fire.

The injured people -- the ambulance driver, a nurse and the boy's father and grandmother -- were taken to the local hospital for treatment.

The police are investigating the case. — VNS

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