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Road accident kills three in Gia Lai

Update: April, 06/2015 - 11:30

GIA LAI (VNS) — At least three persons were killed and one was seriously injured, when three motorbikes collided on Road 661 in Gia Lai (Tay Nguyen) Central Highland Province on Sunday.

After receiving information about the accident in La Lok hamlet in Chu Pah district, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who is also chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety, sent condolences to the families of the victims and requested the provincial traffic safety department to provide the best medical aid possible to the injured person and support the victims' families.

The local traffic police said the cause of the accident was being investigated.

The transport department has guided local authorities to review the safety conditions of the transport system in the province, particularly emphasising on segments, intersections and connections between rural roads, district roads and highways.

The department has also focused on repairing damaged roads, and installing danger signs and traffic warning devices such as mounted reflectors.

In addition, the department has organised training courses to grant licences to motorcyclists, especially in the remote and ethnic minority areas. — VNS

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