Police in the central province of Binh Thuan have announced their initial findings about a crash between two buses and one truck that left 13 people dead last week, saying one of the drivers was responsible for the collision.
Tran Cong Dinh, driver of a sleeper bus bound for the central province of Ha Tinh, was trying to overtake a truck when his vehicle collided head-on with another sleeper bus on Sunday, local media reported on Friday, citing the province's police.
The collision caused the second bus, which was heading to Ho Chi Minh City, to catch on fire. The flames quickly spread to the other bus. The truck also crashed into the buses soon after the collision.
Both Dinh and the other bus driver died on the spot along with 10 passengers when the buses were burned down.
Forty others were evacuated and rushed to local hospitals. One of them succumbed to severe burns two days after.
Traffic accidents kill 24 people on average every day, according to official statistics. Vietnam now has nearly 2.75 million cars and 45 million motorbikes.