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Two civil servants on retirement outing killed in Khánh Hoà accident

Update: May, 12/2018 - 12:00
A passenger bus carrying 31 recently retired civil servants on a vacation trip overturned in Khánh Hòa Province, killing two and seriously injuring 20. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — A passenger bus carrying 31 recently-retired civil servants overturned in the morning of Saturday in Khánh Hoà Province, killing two and seriously injuring around 20 of the group.   

The retirees, who are from the northern province of Yên Bái’s Lục Yên District, were travelling on National Road 27 in the province when the bus suddenly overturned near a turn on Khánh Lê mountain pass in Khánh Vĩnh District.

The passenger bus slid for a while before crashing into a cliff. The front part of the vehicle was seriously damaged.

All of the passengers were stuck inside the bus. Dương Văn Thắng and Phạm Văn Nho, both 62, died on the scene, authorities said.

Colonel Nguyễn Trọng Thắng, deputy head of the Khánh Hòa traffic police, said that traffic police and medical forces were sent to the scene and victims were transported to the hospital.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

Khánh Lê mountain pass is 1,700 metres high and 33 kilometres long, located on National Highway 27 that connects the cities of Đà Lạt and Nha Trang.

The pass has many severe turns, with high cliffs, and a steep abyss of up to 300 metres. Many serious accidents have occurred there. — VNS

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