Five foreigners injured in bus collision with truck

By Bui Toan   March 20, 2024 | 06:56 pm PT
Five foreigners injured in bus collision with truck
Rescue forces arrive at the accident site where a passenger bus collided with a truck in Phu Yen Province, March 21, 2024. Photo by VnExpress/Kim Ngan
A sleeper bus transporting 31 foreign and seven Vietnamese passengers crashed head-on into a truck in Phu Yen Province early Thursday, killing one and leaving six injured.

Vu Thanh Viet, 40, was driving the sleeper bus on National Highway 1D in Song Cau Town in the central province past midnight, as Nguyen Sang, 32, was driving a truck coming from the opposite direction.

Two vehicles crashed and the strong impact caused the bus to spin and block almost both lanes of the highway.

As seats and luggage were thrown around, many passengers on the sleeper bus were trapped and screamed for help. Locals in the area rushed to assist before police officers and medical personnel arrived later.

The truck was destroyed: its cabin completely crushed. Debris was scattered around the scene.

The bus diver's leg was broken while six passengers on board the sleeper bus, including five foreigners whose nationalities have yet to be revealed, were injured.

The truck driver was seriously injured and died on the way to the hospital.

The accident occurred when it was raining, creating a slippery road.

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