Three people died and 21 were injured after a container truck crashed into a passenger bus in the central province of Quang Nam early Thursday.
The bus carrying 40 passengers was traveling from Nha Trang City to Da Nang City on National Highway 1A when the accident happened.
At around 4 a.m., the container truck crashed head-on into the bus from the opposite direction at the highway section in Quang Nam's Nui Thanh District.
The bus was thrown nearly a dozen meters away by the collision.
A female passenger on the bus died on the spot, while two others - including the truck driver - died in hospital. Twenty-one others were injured, many of them seriously.
The accident caused a traffic gridlock five kilometers long.
Authorities are investigating the accident.