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Bình Định cops told to intensify probe into road accident

Update: August, 18/2017 - 19:30
A tractor was totally damaged after colliding with a coach on Highway 1 on Wednesday. The serious accident had killed five and injured six others. — Photo
Viet Nam News

BÌNH ĐỊNH — Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình has requested police in the central province of Bình Định to intensify investigation into a road accident that occurred on Wednesday night.

Five persons were killed and six others were injured in the collision between a bus and a tractor.

The deputy PM who is also chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, on Friday asked the provincial authorities to provide adequate support to help families of the victims, both dead and injured, to overcome the tragedy.

Local traffic police in co-ordination with the traffic inspectorate should increase their patrols on dangerous road sections where accidents frequently occur, in order to detect and strictly handle violations of traffic order and safety, Bình said.

The inspection and patrolling activities should focus particularly on those violations including speeding, driving on the wrong side, illegal overtaking, and alcohol abuse while driving.

Bình ordered entire reviews on business operations of enterprises that own the passenger bus and the tractor which had collided causing the serious accident, and impose strict punishments if they were discovered violating the law.

The accident occurred at the bypass of National Highway 1A in Phù Mỹ District’s An Lạc Đông 2 Village at 10pm on Wednesday.

The passenger bus reportedly carrying 16 people collided with the tractor travelling in the opposite direction.

The collision killed four passengers on the spot while one died on the way to the hospital. Six other passengers were being treated with serious injuries at the local hospital. Two vehicles were heavily damaged.

Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Hồ Quốc Dũng and representatives from several agencies visited the victims on Thursday morning and presented compensation of VNĐ10 million each to the families of those who died in the accident. — VNS

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