A crash between a sleeper coach and a container truck killed two passengers and injured 17 others early Saturday morning in southern Bến Tre Province. — Photo vtv.vn
BẾN TRE — A crash between a sleeper coach and a container truck killed two passengers and injured 17 others early Saturday morning in southern Bến Tre Province.
The HCM City container truck was running from Bến Tre City to Trà Vinh Province, and it reportedly encroached the left side of the highway passing through Mỏ Cày Bắc District of Bến Tre Province and hit the coach running from the opposite side.
The coach’s driver and a female passenger succumbed to serious injuries and died.
Trương Hòa Bình, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, sent deep condolences to the victims’ families and ordered Bến Tre Province’s Traffic Safety Committee to mobilise the best avaliable medical resources to save the injured.
The provincial police have been asked to investigate and clarify the accident’s cause with urgency and to impose strict punishment on the violators.
HCM City’s Traffic Safety Committee ordered the city’s Transport Department to thoroughly investigate the transport business conditions of enterprises involved in the accident.— VNS