Three dead and 36 injured after traffic crashes in Khánh Hoà and Hoà Bình provinces

August 21, 2019 - 14:38
Two separated traffic accidents killed three persons and injured at least 36 others early Wednesday morning.
One of the coaches damaged after the crash in the south-central province of Khánh Hòa.— VNA/VNS Photo Tiên Minh

HÀ NỘI — Three people have died and more than 30 others injured after two separate road crashes early Wednesday morning.

In the south-central province of Khánh Hòa, one person was killed and at least 24 others injured after two sleeper buses collided in early morning.

The accident happened when a bus travelling from the province’s Nha Trang City to Phú Yên Province, hit another bus travelling in the opposite direction at 2am.

Officials say the crash happened between Võ Nguyên Giáp Street and a section of the National Highway No 1.

The top decks of both buses were severely damaged and residents living nearby helped ferry the injured passengers to Diên Khánh District’s General Hospital and Khánh Hòa Province’s General Hospital.

A witness said the accident might be due to poor visibility and low lighting on the road at the time.

One of those injured, Huỳnh Nho Tài, said: “I’m still in shock, I think I could not travel by bus from now on.”

The coach's top is seriously damaged after the crash with a truck in the northern moutainous province of Hòa Bình.— VNA/VNS Photo Vũ Hà

Also in the morning, in the northern mountainous Hòa Bình Province, two people were killed and 12 others were injured after a coach collided with a truck at about 3am in a section of Hồ Chí Minh Road, running through Lạc Sơn District.

The coach was reportedly hit the tail of the truck, which was being parked on the side of the road.

The coach was seriously damaged after the crash, while the driver plus a female passenger were both killed.

The injured have been transported to Lạc Sơn District’s General Hospital for treatment.

The police are further investigating both accidents. — VNS