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Three members of family die in road accident

Update: July, 06/2015 - 15:24
Police examined the site of the collision that killed three members of a family. — Photo

CA MAU (VNS) — Three members of a family were killed when their truck collided with a vehicle carrying frozen shrimps in Ca Mau City last night.

The accident occurred at 6pm when the family was travelling from Bac Lieu Province to Ca Mau City. Tieu Sy Nguyen was driving the truck carrying vegetables on National Road No 1, when it hit the side of a refrigerated truck carrying frozen shrimps, coming from the opposite direction. The other vehicle was being driven by To Anh Huy, 31, a resident of Ly Van Lam Commune in Ca Mau City.

Nguyen's wife died instantly, while Nguyen and his son died on the way to the hospital.

Ca Mau City Police blamed the frozen shrimp truck driver, who had turned left suddenly, for causing the accident.

The front of Nguyen's truck was damaged in the collision, while the other vehicle's cargo area was badly damaged.

Also yesterday, two people were killed and four were injured when a 16-seater minibus crashed into a four-seater car coming from the opposite direction in the Central Highlands Gia Lai Province.

Two people, including the driver of the four-seater car, died instantly, while one person was critically injured. Three people on the minibus were also seriously injured in the accident and were treated at Gia Lai Province's General Hospital.

Local residents, who were at the scene, said the speeding four-seater car was to blame for the accident.

The cause of the accident is being investigated. — VNS

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