Car-truck collision kills four, injures 10 in Khanh Hoa

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Four people, including three Taiwanese, died and ten others were injured in a collision between a car and a truck on National Highway 1A in the central province of Khanh Hoa on Sunday.

The accident took place at the Cam Thinh Dong Commune in Cam Ranh Town at around 5 a.m. when a 16-seat car travelling north collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction.

The car's driver Ly Thanh Xuan and Li Lian Ping, one of his passengers, died instantly. Eleven other passengers and the truck driver were rushed to nearby hospitals for emergency care.

Two of the passengers, Tu Chao and Wang Min, succumbed to injuries at Khanh Hoa and Cam Ranh general hospitals soon after. Ping, Chao and Min are Taiwanese.

Local police said the car was carrying employees of Taiwan-owned Pouchen Company based in Ho Chi Minh City's Binh Tan District, adding that most of the passengers were Taiwanese.

Cam Ranh Town authorities have pledged ex-gratia payments of VND1.5 million (US$72) to each injured person and VND3 million ($144) for each family of the dead persons.

The accident is under investigation, police said.

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