At least six people were rushed to hospital after a bus rammed into a container truck in Binh Duong Province early on Friday.
The police said the accident occurred at around 4:15 a.m. at the intersection between Pham Ngoc Thach Street and My Phuoc-Tan Van expressway.
Both vehicles were badly damaged after the crash. The truck turned over, its two 20' containers fell on the sidewalk while the bus veered of the road for about ten meters, its windshield and windows shattered.
Pham Thi Ai, a 68-year-old local, told Tuoi Tre she heard a very loud bang when she was preparing to open her coffee shop.
When she went out in the street, Ai saw two damaged vehicles and several utility poles lying across the street, one of which crashed through her house's metal sheet roof.
Nguyen Tu Lap, the bus driver assistant, said the sleeper bus was carrying 20 people from the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum to Mien Dong (East) Bus Terminal in Ho Chi Minh City.
According to doctors at Binh Duong General Hospital, all six victims were not severely wounded and are in stable condition.
The drivers of both vehicles suffered only minor injuries.
Local police are investigating the cause of the accident.
Pham Ngoc Thach St. was opened to traffic recently to link Thu Dau Mot town, an industrial center of Binh Duong, to the province’s administrative center.
The road of around 6.6 kilometers cost nearly VND2 trillion (US$93.61 million).
Around two hours after the collision in Binh Duong, a passenger bus hit a motorbike on a bridge in Ho Chi Minh City, killing a woman on the bike dead and injuring her 4-year-old son severely, news website Dan Tri reported.
Tran Huu Sang, who drove the bike, suffered slight injuries.
According to the police, the bus hit the bike from behind, causing all the three on the bike to fall, on Binh Dien Bridge in Binh Chanh District. It ran over Bui Thi Kim, 31.
A truck is damaged after a head-on collision with another truck in Dak Nong Province on December 26, 2014. Photo credit: Dan Tri
In another fatal accident this morning, two trucks crashed head-on on National Highway 14 in Dak Nong Province in the Central Highlands at 3:15 a.m.
The driver assistant of one truck died on the spot.
Police are investigating the cause of the accidents.
New data released from the National Traffic Safety Committee on Thursday showed that traffic accidents killed 8,996 people in Vietnam this year.
The deaths fell 4 percent from last year. The number of accidents also fell 13.8 percent to 25,322, and the number of injured victims down by 17.2 percent to 24,417, according to the committee.