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Fiery crash on belt-ring road kills bus passenger

Update: July, 11/2018 - 15:01
Passenger bus is burnt after crashing into container.—VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — A 45-seat passenger bus running on the capital’s belt-ring road in the direction of Cầu Giấy Road crashed into the rear of a container car near the National Convention Centre at 4am Wednesday, local media reported.

The crash caused the passenger bus’s head to collapse and then the bus caught fire.

Police said a pregnant passenger of the bus died. The driver and another passenger were injured and taken to the hospital.

The container was also burnt in the back while its tires were broken. A motorbike running next to the passenger bus was also burnt. The fire was extinguished after three fire engines arrived at the scene.

Lieutenant Colonel Nguyễn Đức Thắng, deputy head of the Traffic Police Team No.7 of Hà Nội City Police’s Traffic Police Department said that the news had been received and the police team had dispatched police force and fire-truck to the site to assist the victims.

In the morning, police were blocking access to the scene and vehicles were banned from entering the belt-ring road from the entrance at Khuất Duy Tiến Street.

Serious congestion occurred at Phạm Hùng Street, a main route in the region as it was the peak time for city residents travelling to work.—VNS

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