2 killed as bus crashes into another in southern Vietnam

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A speeding passenger bus crashed into a private bus carrying 48 workers in the southern province of Binh Duong last Friday, killing two young women workers.

The accident occurred at around 6 a.m. at the Nguyen Van Linh-Huynh Van Luy intersection in Thu Dau Mot town, with the passenger bus with more than 30 people ramming into the back of the other vehicle.

The collision caused the workers' bus to overturn while the other bus' front portion was crushed, online newspaper VnExpress reported.

The two killed were workers at Foster Electric (Vietnam) Co. Ltd.

Luu Thi Thu Van, 22, and Nguyen Thi Chi, 18, were hurled out of their vehicle and run over by the speeding passenger bus.

It took rescuers more than an hour to move the bus and extricate their bodies.

Seventeen other workers were injured and taken to a local hospital. Media reports put the number of people injured at 22 people.

Trinh Nhu Bach Dien, 19, the one with the most serious injuries, told online newspaper Dan Tri about the accident: "There was the sound of a crash and the bus immediately went out of control.

"The two girls who were sitting at the back were thrown out, and the vehicle turned to one side a few second later.

"People and belongings lay strewn. My face was hurting badly, and blood was gushing.

"Dizzy as I was, I looked around to see if the two were okay. I couldn't believe they had been run over and killed on the spot."

Local authorities told Thanh Nien that the traffic lights at the intersection had stopped working two days earlier.

The police are investigating.

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