Two people have died and 11 others were injured after a bus carrying workers overturned in the southern province of Long An on Monday morning.
A bus overturned in Long An Province, killing two people and injuring 11 others on December 9
Chairman of Hoa Khanh Dong Communal People's Committee, Le Van Quang, said that the accident occurred at 6.45 am when a bus carrying 11 workers from Thanh Hoa District to an industrial zone in Duc Hoa District overturned on National Road N2.
"It seemed that the bus overturned while trying to avoid a motorbike which was coming from the opposite direction," Quang said. "The bus fell on to another motorbike, killing two people on it. 11 workers on the bus were heavily injured."
The official said that it was difficult to get the injured people out for treatment and they had to mobilise more rescue forces.
Police are investigating the cause of the accident. Dtinews
The National Traffic Safety Committee and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee on November 11 held an annual requiem for the victims who lost their life to traffic accidents in Vietnam this year.
The annual traffic-related death toll in Vietnam has risen to almost 10,000 on average over the past decade, with most of the deceased being of working age, according to data from the Ministry of Public Security.