|Local people at the scene of the accident on Wednesday morning in Vĩnh Phúc Provicne’s Yên Lạc District after a deadly crash claimed seven lives. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn|Viet Nam News
VĨNH PHÚC — Seven people were killed and one person was injured on Wednesday morning after a coach crashed into a funeral procession in Vĩnh Phúc Province’s Yên Lạc District, vietnamplus.vn reported.
The accident happened at 5am on a road of Trung Nguyên Village, Trung Nguyên Commune, with the coach plowing into a group of pedestrians, killing five people instantly, while two others died later in hospital, said Hoàng Văn Hoan, Chief of Office of the provincial traffic safety board.
The injured person is still under treatment in hospital.
Local police are investigating the accident, Hoan said.
Deputy Prime Minister and head of the National Committee for Traffic Safety Trương Hoà Bình and transport minister Nguyễn Văn Thể sent their condolences to the victims’ families.
Bình instructed the provincial People’s Committee and relevant agencies to deal with the aftermath and organise drug tests for all drivers of transport businesses in the province.
He also requested Vĩnh Phúc Province to work with the Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam to handle all potential traffic accident points on national highways and local roads in the province.
Earlier on January 21, a truck crashed into a group of local people who were walking to visit the commune’s martyrs’ cemetery in Hải Dương province’s Kim Thành District, killing eight people. — VNS