Vietnamese tourist killed, dozens injured in Cambodia bus accident

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A Vietnamese tourist died and dozens others were injured in Cambodia Saturday when a bus hit a buffalo and overturned, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reported.

The accident happened at around 8 a.m. when the bus was traveling from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh at high speed, according to Vu Van Vu, one of 40 Vietnamese tourist on the bus.

"All of a sudden, a buffalo ran across the road.

The bus could not avoid the animal, overturned on impact, and plunged into a paddy field, he said.

Local residents took the injured to a nearby clinic.

Vu Trong Ha, 38, was pronounced dead shortly afterwards due to massive blood loss. His legs had been crushed and arms cut off by glass pieces.

The injured tourists were brought to Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City that evening.

On Monday the hospital said patients with minor injuries were being discharged. Nine others are being treated and their conditions are stable, it added.

The most serious case is that of Vu Tran Thao Vy, a seven-year-old girl who had her right arm crushed in the accident.

The bus set off from HCMC to Cambodia on July 5.

There were two Taiwanese students on the bus, Vietnamese police said.

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