Truck crashes into traffic in downtown HCMC, one killed

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The truck that crashed into motorbikes on Ho Chi Minh City's Nguyen Tat Thanh Street on August 15. Photo credit: Le Trai/Zing News The truck that crashed into motorbikes on Ho Chi Minh City's Nguyen Tat Thanh Street on August 15. Photo credit: Le Trai/Zing News

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A woman was killed and another was injured after being hit by a truck that lost control and crashed into other vehicles in downtown Ho Chi Minh City Monday.
The accident happened at around 5:30 a.m. on Nguyen Tat Thanh Street in District 4 when the semi-trailer truck carrying hot rolled steel and heading toward District 1 lost control.
The street, located near major river ports, is known for its heavy traffic.
At a section near the Khanh Hoi Bridge, the truck crashed into the median barrier and a motorbike coming in the opposite direction.
It only stopped after crashing into a wall of a roadside company. It is not known why the driver lost control of the vehicle.
A woman on the motorbike died on the spot and another was hospitalized with serious injuries. Their identities are not known yet.
The police are investigating the accident.
HCMC recorded more than 1,700 traffic accidents in January-June in which 376 people died and 1,400 others were injured.
The average fatality rate is two people a day.

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