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Two die in truck-coach accident

Update: September, 23/2015 - 14:01
The coach is destroyed after the accident. — Photos

YEN BAI (VNS) — Two people were killed and seven were injured when a 16-seater coach wedding carrying attendants was hit by a truck this morning in the northern mountainous Yen Bai Province.

The accident occurred when the coach was travelling on a stretch of the Noi Bai – Lao Cai Expressway. Both vehicles were travelling in opposite directions. The coach was transporting the relatives of a groom to take his bride from Lao Cai Province to Nam Dinh Province. The 3.5-tonne truck was carrying fruit from Ha Noi to Lao Cai.

The truck is destroyed after the accident.

All the victims were passengers of the coach. The coach driver and a passenger died on the way to hospital. The injured are being treated in the provincial General Hospital.

After the accident, both of the truck and the coach were damaged.

Deputy Director of the Noi Bai – Lao Cai Expressway's Operation Centre said initial investigation indicated the truck driver allegedly lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the coach.

Local police are investigating the case. — VNS

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