Driver, assistant stuck in cabin after truck overturns

Update: February, 22/2017 - 14:50
The truck in the scene of accident. — Photo
Viet Nam News

KON TUM — A driver of a container truck and his assistant were rescued from inside the cabin after their truck overturned at Lò Xo Pass in Kon Tum Province.

The accident occurred last night at Lò Xo Pass on Hồ Chí Minh Highway in Đăk Glei District of the Highlands Province of Kon Tum.

When the truck overturned, the driver, 46-year-old Nguyễn Văn Sang, and his assistant, Phạm Hữu Phước, aged 30, got stuck in the driver’s cabin, the local police said.

After one hour of being administered first aid while they were still inside the cabin, the two were finally taken out and hospitalised at the district’s medical centre.

According to the local traffic police, Lò Xo Pass is a dangerous section with many zigzag slopes.

The police said many accidents occurred at this section. — VNS