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One dead, 37 injured in Sóc Sơn accident

Update: February, 06/2017 - 11:39
The 35-seater coach with number 17B-00938 from northern Thái Bình Province crashed into a rock while coming down after visiting the Saint Gióng Temple in Sóc Sơn District. — Photo baogiaothong.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — A female passenger died and 37 others were injured when their coach crashed into a rock on Sunday morning after visiting the Saint Gióng Temple in Hà Nội’s Sóc Sơn District.

The 35-seater coach with number 17B-00938 from northern Thái Bình Province reportedly had 42 people on board, who were returning from a visit to the temple located in the mountainous area of Hà Nội’s suburban district. According to reports, the driver of the coach lost control while coming down and crashed into the roadside rocks.

Đỗ Xuân Huân, chief secretariat of the office of Sóc Sơn District People’s Committee, said until Sunday afternoon, three passengers with serious injuries had been taken to a major hospital in the city while the others were being treated at Sóc Sơn District General Hospital.

Local authorities offered financial support to the victims from VNĐ500,000 (US$22) to VNĐ2 million ($88) each. The family of the deceased victim received compensation of VNĐ5 million ($220)

Police are investigating the accident. — VNS

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