|A woman, one of the 20 victims of the traffic accident, receiving treatment at a local hospital. VNA/VNS Photo|
QUẢNG NAM — Seven of the eight people who died in the coach-tractor crash early Tuesday morning in Quảng Nam have been identified.
The seven victims were between 24 to 57 years old. They were all from the neighbouring Quảng Ngãi Province and were on their way to Huế for medical treatment.
Six people died at the scene of the crash and two more passed away after being transferred to hospital. Of the 12 other injured people who were hospitalised, three are in critical condition, Tuổi Trẻ newspaper reported.
The 16-seater coach, the driver of which has yet to be identified, was carrying 21 people from Nghĩa Phú, Nghĩa An and Nghĩa Hà communes in Quảng Ngãi City to Huế for medical treatment. It crashed with a tractor being driven by a 41-year-old from Trường Hải Bridge to a port.
|The scene of the tragic accident that killed eight people in Quảng Nam Province. VNA/VNS Photo Trịnh Bang Nhiệm|
According to the Việt Nam Road Department, the accident occurred at 3:41am on Tuesday. The coach was travelling at a speed of 69 km/h at 3:40am, and the tractor at 30 km/h.
According to Nghĩa Hà authorities, the coach often set off early from Quảng Ngãi and planned to return the same day.
The distance from Quảng Ngãi to Huế is about 230km. — VNS