Six people were killed when two truck collided in Vietnam's Central Highlands early on Tuesday and doctors said the only survivor is still in critical condition.
Nguyen Thi Kim Cuc was dug out from under hundreds of bricks that fell from one of the trucks after the crash in Dak Lak Province. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors said she suffered from multiple trauma.
The drivers of two trucks as well as four male workers sitting in the brick-loaded truck died on the spot.
Cuc, the survivor, was still conscious after being hospitalised, and told her relatives that she and the four other workers were hired to load and unload bricks on the truck.
Nguyen Thi Kim Cuc, 21, receives treatment at a hospital in Dak Lak Province after a truck carrying her and five others collided head-on with another truck on Tuesday.
All five of them and the driver were sitting in the cabin of the brick-loaded truck heading to a construction site in Eahleo Dist. at around 3 a.m. Cuc said the truck was crossing a bridge when she heard the driver saying that the truck brake had failed.
“Jump out for your life, the brake doesn’t work,” Cuc recalled the driver’s last words. Their truck crashed head-on into the other truck before anyone could react.
Truong Tan Binh, who lives near the crash scene, said that he was waken up by a loud noise.
Binh and his neighbors had to clear the bricks to get the victims out.
The two trucks were damaged heavily.
The police later concluded that brake failure caused the collision and decided not to open a criminal investigation since the truck drivers died.