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Three killed in road accident

Update: February, 29/2016 - 16:50
Three people are killed including a six-year-old child after a car driver looses control of her vehicle  and hits several motobikes in Ha Noi's Long Bien District. — Photo

HA NOI )VNS) — The driver of a car lost control of his vehicle and hit and killed three people, including a six-year-old child, in Ha Noi's Long Bien District this morning.

The accident occurred at about 7.30am in front of house No33 on Ai Mo Street in Bo De Ward, when a Camry, with registration number 29A-86623, crashed into several motorbikes travelling in the same direction, head of No.5 Traffic Police Colonel Nguyen Duc Chung said.

The car stopped only after it climbed a pavement and smashed into a tree.

Next to the car, the front part of which was severely damaged, lay three motorbikes and their broken parts on the pavement.

Local resident Nguyen Thi Truc, 47, who lived in house No 58 on the same street, was run over by the car while she was walking on the sidewalk. The car also hit 64-year-old Tran Viet Tien and his six-year-old granddaughter Tran Gia Han. Tien was reportedly taking his grandchild to school when the accident happened.

Truc and Tien died instantly, while the child died on the way to hospital.

Residents said the critically injured child could not be taken to hospital immediately as the ambulance did not appear for at least 45 minutes even after the residents made emergency calls.

The ward police later had to use the unit's mini truck to rush the victim to hospital.

At 1.40pm, the car driver gave himself up to the Long Bien District Police. According to the police, Nguyen Quang Vinh, a car washing worker in the area, couldn't present a driving licence and admitted he was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Further investigation is being carried out. — VNS

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