Vietnamese man dies after coach explodes in Laos

Update: May, 29/2017 - 17:00
The coach bursts into flames on Sunday. – Photo from Facebook
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – A 27-year-old Vietnamese citizen was killed and three others injured in a coach explosion in Vientiane, Laos, on Sunday.

The deceased, Ngô Sĩ Giang, is from Diễn Châu District in the central Nghệ An Province.

Two coach assistants and Giang’s wife Nguyễn Thị Thanh, 29, who has severe burns on her whole body, are being treated at Friendship Hospital in Vientiane.

The explosion took place while they were doing maintenance work on the coach at home. Initial information shared by a relative suggests that the accident was caused by an electrical problem, which caused the battery of accumulators and oil tank to explode while the victim was doing welding work under the coach.

The coach was being run by operator Cường Tuyết.

The couple had been living in Laos for the past nine to 10 years, their relatives said.

Further investigations are underway.

Last June, a coach owned by a Vietnamese citizen from Nghệ An Province went up in flames in Laos, killing eight people and injuring many others. – VNS