The central province of Binh Thuan’s authorities said a buses collision that killed 10 and injured another 9 on Monday was possibly caused by one of the drivers veering into a wrong lane and speeding.
The province’s vehicle quality checking agency released its initial findings on Tuesday, after checking the data of one of the buses’ black box, Vietnam News Agency reported.
It quoted the findings as saying that a sleeper bus which was on its way from Ho Chi Minh City to the resort town of Phan Thiet veered into an opposite lane, colliding with the other bus. The latter was pushed into a local house, but the residing family escaped the accident unscathed.
According to the agency, the sleeper bus was then running at 73 kilometers per hour (kph), exceeding the regulated 70 kph, while the other one 62 kph.
The head-on collision instantly killed 9 people. Another one succumbed at a hospital.
Local media said both drivers were among the dead victims.
Binh Thuan relevant agencies are investigating the case further.
A VTV's 3-D simulation video of the accident: