Four Vietnamese students injured in Seattle bus crash

By Danh Toai, Thanh Nien News

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Personnel remove the bodies of victims from the scene of a crash between a Ride the Ducks vehicle and a charter bus on Aurora Bridge in Seattle, Washington September 24, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Jason Redmond Personnel remove the bodies of victims from the scene of a crash between a Ride the Ducks vehicle and a charter bus on Aurora Bridge in Seattle, Washington September 24, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Jason Redmond
Three of four Vietnamese students injured in a collision between a tour vehicle and a charter bus in the US have been discharged from hospital, while the other is in stable condition after an operation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Saturday.
An amphibious "Ride the Ducks" vehicle - a type used for tours in several US cities - smashed into the side of the bus on a bridge in Seattle at about 11:00 local time (18:00 GMT) on Thursday.
Four foreign students from North Seattle College died. Twelve people were critically injured.
Most of the victims were on board the charter bus.
As soon as it was informed of the crash, the Vietnamese Consulate General in San Francisco sent its staff to the site to support the four Vietnamese students on the bus.
 Officers investigate the scene of a crash between a Ride the Ducks vehicle and a charter bus on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle, Washington September 24, 2015> Photo: Reuters/Jason Redmond
Cao Vu Mai, Deputy Consul General, told Thanh Nien the female student named Dinh Thi Nam Phuong, 18, who is staying in hospital, experienced a two-hour procedure due to thigh injury. Her health is recovering, said Mai.
The consulate is also working with the US Department of State to assist students’ families with visa procedures to come to Seattle, Mai said.

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