Police asked to probe traffic accident

Update: March, 15/2016 - 20:00

HÀ NỘI (VNS) – Deputy Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has asked the northern Hòa Bình Province Police to find out the cause of an accident that killed three people in Mai Châu District.

In an urgent message sent late on Monday, the deputy PM said the police should find out the cause of a collision between a coach and an oil truck yesterday afternoon on a stretch of National Highway 6, which also left 26 people injured.

The accident occurred when the oil truck was travelling from Hà Nội to Hòa Bình and the 24-seater coach was going from Điện Biên to Hà Nội. The coach was of the ‘Đức Thắng’ company.

Phúc asked the chief of Điện Biên Committee for Traffic Safety to investigate compliance with transportation regulations in a month by the Đức Thắng Transport Firm.

The Hải Phòng Committee for Traffic Safety was also asked to check compliance with transportation business regulations by Tân Long Petrol Joint Stock Company, the owner of the oil truck. — VNS