|The scene of a deadly accident on Monday in the southern province of Bình Dương in which two children were killed by a speeding bus. - Photo tuoitre.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Two children were killed and several other people were injured, two grievously, in the southern province of Bình Dương on Monday when a public transport bus crashed into a car and several motorbikes at a traffic signal.
The deadly accident occurred at 5pm at Mỹ Phước – Tân Vạn Street in Dĩ An town.
Nguyễn Thị Kim Lan, nine, and her sister Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nga, two, died on the spot, and their mother, Lê Thị Kim Chung, 35, and another woman were severely injured.
Several other people were slightly injured, according to the local police, who said the bus was speeding en route from Bến Cát town to Dĩ An when it crashed into the car.
It then hit at least four motorbikes, dragging them for more than 10 metres, before crashing into and knocking over a lamp post before coming to a stop.
Trần Hữu Tài, 30, of Hậu Giang Province, the driver, fled the scene, according to the police.
There were no passengers in the bus.
The police are investigating. — VNS