2 killed as ambulance crashes into motorbike in southern Vietnam

By Khoa Chien, Thanh Nien News

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A child patient died on his way to hospital in southern Vietnam on Wednesday when the ambulance carrying him crashed into a motorbike, overturned and went up in flames. 
The motorbike rider was also killed in the collision. 
Police said the ambulance was carrying the 7-year-old boy with blood cancer from Tra Vinh Province in the Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh City for further treatment.
When it was traveling down a bridge in Ben Tre Province at around 4 p.m., it hit a motorbike which was crossing the street.
It flipped several times before it went on fire. The vehicle was burned to the frame in 15 minutes.
Locals pulled the people inside out before the ambulance was engulfed in the fire, but the boy had already been dead.
Nguyen Van Ut, the 48-year-old motorbike driver, died after the collision threw his motorbike off the road.
The ambulance driver, a nurse, the boy’s father and grandmother were rushed to hospitals with injuries.
Police are investigating the case.

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