|Vice chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety Khuất Việt Hùng visits the accident’s victims at Cao Bằng General Hospital.—VNA/VNS Photo Chu Hiệu|
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình has ordered the administration of the northern mountainous
The accident occurred at 5:30am on Sunday when a sleeper bus travelling from Hà Nội to
Bình, also chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety, said the administration had to strictly deal with any individual or organisation that was found to have contributed to the accident. The local administration was told to remedy the accident’s consequences soon.
Vice chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety Khuất Việt Hùng, on Sunday afternoon, required the local administration to start legal proceedings against the bus driver and the transport company that runs the bus.
Hùng asked the provincial Transport Department to inspect the operation history of the sleeper bus.
Additionally, the department had to install road signs stating “this stretch of road under repair after the accident” to warn drivers in the area.
He also demanded the Ministry of Transport re-check all sloping roads or roads running through passes nation-wide and then fix any problems to ensure safety for road users.
Both Bình and Hùng already sent their condolences to families of the accident’s victims. Hùng also visited the province to direct the local administration to handle the accident.
Initial investigations by the local police failed to recover the sleeper bus’s black box.
The police were taking the testimony of the bus driver, Trần Văn Thắng, to help identify the accident’s cause.
According to a report of the Việt Nam Register Agency, the bus was manufactured in 2009, with a certificate of roadworthiness valid until January 11, 2019. — VNS
|A crane pulls the sleeping bus out of the abyss.—VNA/VNS Photo Chu Hiệu|