|The damaged bus after the accident on Sunday evening. — Photo zing.vn|
HÀ TĨNH — Two died and 14 others were injured when a sleeper bus slammed into a lorry in the central province of Hà Tĩnh late Sunday evening.
According to the local police, the bus was travelling from Thừa Thiên- Huế towards Hà Nội on National Highway 1A’s section in the province’s Kỳ Anh District when it suddenly collided head-on with a lorry commuting ahead.
The collision damaged the bus head heavily and left 16 people in the bus injured. Two died on the way to the hospital, including the bus driver, a resident of Thừa Thiên-Huế, and a 56-year-old woman passenger, a resident of the neighbouring Quảng Bình Province.
The police said at the time of the accident, the bus had 20 passengers on board. The police did not reveal the cause of the accident, but said the bus skidded for a short distance before hitting the lane separator and stopping.
The 14 victims are being treated at Hà Tĩnh Polyclinic, including two French and two Danish nationals. The French are Rimajol Bejamin, 34 and Belriard Aurellie, 32. The Danish are Ramus Lolck Rosenbcek, 29 and Emma Soffia Elkjcer Emil Sdottir, 20.
The bus was a Hưng Thành Bus Carrier, a popular bus for tourists running daily between Huế and Hà Nội.
A report by Vietnam News Agency in Hà Tĩnh said some of the injured victims from the accident had recovered and one of them was fit enough to leave the hospital. — VNS