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16 injured in head-on bus/truck crash

Update: March, 26/2013 - 11:54

The bus was broken in half by the force of the crash in the Central Highlands Dak Nong Province's Dak R'Lap District. No dead was reported but sixteen people were injured.—VNA/VNS Photo

DAK NONG (VNS)– Sixteen people were injured when a bus and truck collided head-on in the Central Highlands Dak Nong Province's Dak R'Lap District at 5.30pm yesterday.

The truck driver suffered multiple fractures to both legs and is in a critical condition in Ho Chi Minh City's Cho Ray Hospital. The others were taken to the province hospital where their condition has been reported as stable.

The bus was being driven on National Road 14 by Nguyen Van Phi, 41, when he lost control of the vehicle while going down a slope and crashed into the truck at high speed, according to initial investigations.

Traffic was held up for two and a-half hours and formed tailbacks 3km long on each side of the accident site as police struggled to separate the badly damaged vehicles. The road was finally reopened at 8pm –VNS

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