A head-on collision between two passenger buses in Da Lat, the capital town of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, on Sunday morning left seven people dead and many hospitalized with severe injuries.
Police said a Ho Chi Minh City-bound bus lost control and hit a construction worker on the street. Then it continued to ram into another bus from the opposite direction before flipping to one side.
The 21-year-old worker, Phan Trong Tam, was killed, along with six passengers on both vehicles, including a nine-year-old child and three female teachers, all 37 years old, of Phan Boi Chau High School in Binh Thuan Province.
Around 20 others have been admitted to Lam Dong General Hospital and Hoan My Dalat Hospital. The driver of the first bus, 42-year-old Nguyen Ngoc Quang, is in critical condition, according to doctors at Lam Dong General Hospital.
The crash happened at around 10 a.m. on Prenn pass where part of its 10-kilometer bendy road is under construction.
Police are investigating further.