Seven people were killed and five others injured, on Friday evening, in a trio of highway accidents on a section of the National Highway 1A in the northern Vietnamese province of Ha Tinh.
The first accident occurred at around 9 p.m. when a packed seven-seater plunged off a cliff near a highway bypass in Ha Tinh Province's Ky Phuong Commune.
Five of the passengers died on the spot and two others were seriously injured.
Roughly an hour later, two men on a motorbike crashed into another motorist as they rushed to the scene of the accident--all three were injured.
The motorbike drivers had been told that their relatives had been among those traveling in the ill-fated seven-seater.
At midnight, a truck collided with two men on a motorbike while crossing another section of the highway; they died on the spot.
Following the third accident, Ha Tinh police arrived at the site to clear traffic backed up along the highway.