|Scene of the accident. — Photo infonet.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ TĨNH — Two people died and some 20 others received serious injuries in a traffic accident that occurred on Wednesday morning in the central province of Hà Tĩnh.
The passenger bus was travelling on National Highway 1A across the province’s Nghi Xuân District when one of its front wheel tyres suddenly burst, due to which the bus driver lost control and slammed into the lane separator.
The bus overturned, killing two passengers on the spot.
Witnesses said the bus was travelling in the South-North direction from HCM City to the northern province of Thái Bình and had some 20 passengers on board.
Nguyễn Hải Nam, chairman of the district, said three among those injured had especially serious wounds and were hospitalised in critical condition.
Nam said local authorities provided the best rescue efforts to the victims, along with VNĐ3 million (US$133) each to the families of those who lost their lives.
At noon, rescue and cleanup tasks were completed so that traffic could resume on this section of the highway. The injured victims are being treated at the Hà Tĩnh General Hospital. — VNS