The scene of the accident which left eight people dead and seven others injured in Bình Thuận Province on Tuesday. VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Thanh.
BÌNH THUẬN — A 14-year old boy is one of eight people killed when a coach collided with a lorry in the southern province of Bình Thuận.
Seven other people were also injured in the accident which happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning on National Highway 1 A in Hàm Tân District’s Tân Đức Commune.
Six people onboard the 16-seater mini-bus died at the scene of the crash. Two others died later at hospital.
Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình, chairman of National Traffic Safety Committee, asked the provincial authorities to mobilise forces to attend the scene and assist victims.
Police have launched an investigation into the cause of the crash but early indications show the bus veered into the opposite lane of the highway and hit the truck.
The road where the accident happened was closed for approximately four hours but has now reopened to traffic. — VNS