2 dead, 7 injured in double crash on Vietnam highway

By Phuong Ha, Thanh Nien News

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Damaged vehicles at the site of the crashes. Photo: Phuong Ha 
Two people died and seven others were seriously injured in two massive crashes involving five vehicles on a highway in the Mekong Delta province of Long An early Monday morning.
The first crash happened on Ho Chi Minh City-Trung Luong Highway’s section through Long An’s Thu Thua District at around 4 a.m. when a truck heading for HCMC pulled over under an overpass.
A 50-seater bus traveling on the same direction hit the back of the truck, causing it to flip several times.
The bus plunged into the street barrier and fell into a paddy field.
Nguyen Hoang Vu, 47, an assistant driver on the bus, died on the spot.
Around 15 minutes later, another 50-seater bus traveling past the first crash scene hit a seven-seater car and a taxi from behind.
The sedan then hit the truck, which was still on the road after the first crash.
Nguyen Thi Sen, 59, a passenger on the seven-seater car, succumbed to severe injuries. Seven other people in the cars involved were seriously injured.
Local authorities are still investigating the crashes.
The bus involved in the first crash 
Police examine the crash site. 

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