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Coach-truck accident kills 1, injures many others

Update: May, 09/2016 - 15:46
The coach hits the truck, killing one and injuring many others. — VNA/VNS Photo Đinh Thị Hương
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NGÃI  One man was killed and13 others were seriously injured when a coach collided with a truck early this morning on National Highway 1A in this central province’s Bình Sơn District.

The accident occurred at around 1am when the coach, travelling north to south, rammed into a truck on the opposite site, killing the truck driver on the spot.

Twelve seriously-injured passengers were transported to neighbouring Đà Nẵng City for treatment, along with the truck driver’s body. The others, who suffered multiple trauma and broken bones, were sent to the local Quảng Ngãi General Hospital.

Two vehicles were damaged and traffic was blocked for a while.

The initial investigation revealed the accident may have occurred when the coach tried to pass another vehicle and encroached upon the truck’s lane.

The police will investigate the accident further.  VNS

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