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Collision sends Đà Nẵng bus plunging into channel

Update: February, 24/2017 - 10:52
A bus plunges into a Đà Nẵng channel after being rammed from behind by a truck. — VNS Photo Thế Phong
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — A public bus plunged into a channel in the central coastal city of Đà Nẵng after being rammed from behind by a truck on Thursday.

The bus driver was wounded, and the bus sustained damage to its cab. There were no passengers on the bus.

The city’s traffic police said the bus, which was traveling from downtown on the Hòa Cầm flyover bridge, was suddenly hit by a truck from behind.

The accident is under investigation.

The bus is one of 61 new buses that the city launched last year to replace old ones. Last year, another bus overturned when it sped and lost control.

The public bus system in Đà Nẵng only carries 10 per cent of daily commuters. Residents in the city of 900,000 make 2.1 million journeys each day, 80 per cent of them on motorbikes. — VNS

A bus is hoisted by a crane after plunging into a channel in Đà Nẵng. — VNS Photo Công Thành

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