|The accident scene where one child was killed and another 10 injured in a coach crash. – VNA/VNS Photo|
NGHỆ AN – A 10-year-old child was killed and ten passengers were injured in a coach accident in Nghệ An Province early this morning.
A north-bound coach carrying 25 passengers was passing through Nghi Lộc District’s Nghi Vạn Commune at about 3.30 am when it collided with three trucks traveling in the same direction. The crash caused the coach to veer onto a field, falling over onto its side, according to officials.
A child on the coach died, while ten other passengers, most displaying minor injuries, were rushed to the Nghệ An 115 Hospital for treatment. Four of the injured passengers were discharged from the hospital by 8am this morning.
Police are investigating the accident.
Today marked the first day of the four-day holiday (Liberation Day – Labour Day), which prompted a surge in transportation demands throughout the nation’s transportation networks, as people left cities for their hometowns or tourism spots. – VNS