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Six dead and three injured as truck plunges off cliff in Gia Lai

A truck carrying a total of nine people plunged off a cliff in Dak Somei - Ha Dong inter-commune route in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on February 9, resulting in the death of six people and injuring three others.

The scene of the accident

The scene of the accident

The accident occurred at around 1 a.m. when Huynh Duc Nguyen, 39, was driving his truck  to National Highway 19D from Ha Dong commune of Dak Doa district. The vehicle, which was carrying cassava, suddenly plunged off the cliff on the right of the highway as it was driving along the route.

The incident left six people dead , including the driver and three others injured following the crash. The wounded are currently being treated at a general hospital in the province.

An initial investigation showed that the truck was traveling at a speed of 54km per hour prior to the accident, whilst the vehicle had only been permitted to carry two people.

The cause of the serious accident is still under further investigation.

Source: VOV

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