8 injured as truck overturns on Vietnamese highway

By Minh Chien, Thanh Nien News

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The bus that overturned on Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway in Yen Bai Province on February 26, 2016. The bus that overturned on Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway in Yen Bai Province on February 26, 2016.

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Eight people were injured after a bus overturned on a highway in the northern province of Yen Bai on Friday.
At around 6:30 a.m. the 45-seater bus was carrying around 10 passengers on Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway when the driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle.
It overturned and nearly blocked the road.
The passengers were terrified and started to scream.
Eight people were injured and brought to hospital. They sustained minor injuries.
The bus was damaged after the rollover and towed away two and a half hours later.
According to local police, the truck driver tried to avoid a truck traveling in the opposite direction. The road was slippery after the rain earlier, they added.
There was no barrier on the highway to separate vehicles traveling in opposite directions.

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