|The scene of the accident in the central province of Quảng Bình. VNA/VNS Photo|
QUẢNG BÌNH – At least 13 people have been killed and dozens injured after a coach overturned in the central province of Quảng Bình.
The accident happed at about 10 am on Sunday on a section of Hồ Chí Minh Highway near Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng - a tourist site in Bố Trạch District.
Nine people onboard the 45-seater coach were reported to have died at the scene and four in hospitals.
Dozens of people who were injured in the accident were being treated at Việt Nam-Cu Ba Đồng Hới Friendship Hospital and Huế Central Hospital.
Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình, who is chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, asked the provincial authorities to send forces to the scene and assist victims.
The Deputy PM also requested an investigation into the cause of the accident.
All violations should be strictly dealt with, he said. — VNS