One forest ranger died and another was injured after their jeep overturned while chasing after a bus carrying illegally logged timber in the central province of Ha Tinh early Friday, online newspaper Dan Tri reported.
At around 5 a.m. a team of emergency forest protection officers spotted a bus transporting illegally logged timber coming out of the Vu Quang National Park in Vu Quang District.
Two officers Nguyen Huy Hung and Tran Thanh Tung got into a jeep to chase the bus.
As they went down a slope, the jeep took a sharp turn and overturned.
Tung died on the spot while Hung was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital with multiple injuries.
The jeep was badly damaged in the accident.
Authorities said the bus was stopped by local residents and forest protection forces later.
Police are investigating the accident.
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