|The scene of the accident, in which a van collided with a truck in Hà Nam Province on Thursday, leaving three dead and another 14 injured. — Facebook Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A wedding turned tragic as a van carrying the groom’s relatives crashed into a truck in Hà Nam Province on Thursday morning, leaving three dead and another 14 injured.
The 16-seater van was on its way to the bride’s home in Phủ Lý City when it collided head-on with a Hà Nội-bound truck delivering construction materials. The accident occurred at a five-way intersection about four kilometres away from Phủ Lý.
The front of the van was completely destroyed in the collision. Two passengers were killed on the spot while another was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Two remain in critical condition.
Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình on Thursday sent condolences to the families of the victims, asking Hà Nam authorities to pull out all the stops to save the injured.
Hà Nam provided support of VNĐ5 million (US$220) to the family of each of the deceased and critically injured, and VNĐ3 million to those undergoing treatment in hospital. — VNS