One dead, 23 injured in bus-truck collision

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At least one person died and 23 others were injured after a double-decker bus crashed into a truck on National Highway 1A in the central province of Ha Tinh on Tuesday morning.

Initial information is that the bus was speeding and trying to pass another truck on the highway section through Can Loc District when it hit a cement-carrying truck that was backing into a roadside building materials store.

The co-driver of the bus died on the spot. Twenty-three people including the bus driver were injured; and several of them are reportedly in critical condition.

The bus was carrying around 32 passengers, mostly natives of Ha Tinh Province.

The accident caused a two-hour traffic block on the highway.

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