Deadly Saturday sees 7 killed, 10 injured in Vietnam major highway accident

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 The container truck being towed out of the accident scene

It has been a deadly Saturday for traffic accidents on National Highway 1A in Vietnam.

Seven people died and ten others were injured in the second bus-truck collision in the central province of Binh Thuan Province Saturday morning.

In the earlier accident, six were killed six and injured four others seriously injured in the southern province of Long An.

The accident in Binh Thuan happened at around 8:50 a.m. on a section of the highway in Ham Tan District's Song Phan Commune.

Ham Tan police said the container truck with Ho Chi Minh City registration plates was heading northward to Phan Thiet Town when it collided head on with a 16 seater bus from the opposite direction, Tuoi Tre reported.

Six people died on the spot and eleven others were rushed to the Binh Thuan General Hospital, where Le Van Thanh, 56, of Phan Thiet Town succumbed to serious injuries.

Among the remaining 10, six suffered serious injuries and were receiving intensive care.

Among the dead were Phan Dinh Anh Van, 36, and her two children, six-year-old Tran Hong Phuong and four-year-old Tran Tin Trung Nhan. They were going to Phan Thiet to see her husband, who works there. 

The other four people killed are: Vo Trung Nghia of Tay Ninh, Duong Xuan Cam My of Long An, Le Van Thanh of Binh Thuan and a female victim who is yet to be identified.

The driver of the container truck, Tran Van Quy, 37, has been arrested by Ham Tan police for investigation. The bus driver, 41 year old Nguyen Van Oanh, was injured is being treated at the Binh Thuan General Hospital.

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The other injured people are: Thai Hieu, Nguyen Trung Truc, Nguyen Minh Kien, Nguyen Ngoc Thao, Truong Phuoc Hao, Tran Thi Bich Nhung, Le Van Ly, Nguyen Van Oanh, and Nguyen Thi Minh Thu, all from Phan Thiet Town; and Pham Chin of HCMC.

Earlier on Saturday, a truck lost control and drove into the wrong lane, hitting a 16-seat bus travelling in the opposite direction tin Long An Province, killing six and injuring four others.

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