|The scene of the accident which occurred at 2:30am on the Ha Noi-Thai Nguyen expressway, said the Thai Nguyen City police. Three Koreans were killed on the spot. - Photo otofun.net
THAI NGUYEN (VNS) - Three South Koreans were killed in a car crash early this morning on the expressway en route to Thai Nguyen Province.
The victims were travelling on a Toyota 7-seater van with the license plate of BKS 99A-080.65 when it hit into the back of a truck moving on the same direction.
The accident reportedly occured at 2:30am on the Ha Noi-Thai Nguyen expressway, said the Thai Nguyen City police.
The strong crash flew the van over to the road fence, with the first half part completely smashed into pieces.
Both the van driver and two passengers were killed at the scene.
The truck was thrown away lying on its side a few metres from the van after the crash. Its driver, Bui Van Minh, 30, had slight injury on his arms.
An official of the Thai Nguyen Department of Transport later told Nguoi lao dong (The Labourer) that the three victims were identified as Yu Gyeong-hyeon, 25, Yu Jong-heon, 28 and Choi Hong-seong, 38.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. - VNS