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Tourist car capsized in Laos, three Vietnam tourists died

VietNamNet Bridge – In the afternoon of April 20, a bus carrying 36 Vietnamese tourists overturned in Laos. Three died and 28 other were injured in the accident.

VietNamNet Bridge – In the afternoon of April 20, a bus carrying 36 Vietnamese tourists overturned in Laos. Three died and 28 other were injured in the accident.



A victim is treated at the hospital.  

On the early morning of April 21, ambulances transported 28 wounded victims of the capsized bus in Laos to the Nghe An Province General Hospital, Vietnam. Doctors gave first aid to 20 seriously injured victims. The eight others are treated as outpatients.

The victims said they subscribed to a Laos - Thailand tour through a travel agent. On the morning of April 20, they were picked up by a Lao bus in Vinh City, Nghe An Province. At 14:00 on the same day, when the car was going downhill, it was overturned.

The local government and people brought victims to a local hospital for emergency and then called ambulances to carry the injured victims to Vietnam.



Mr. Ha Tanh and his wife.

Lying on the bed besides his wife who was seriously wounded in the arm, Mr. Ha Tanh, 71, from the town of Phu Yen, Son La province, said he and his wife registered for the 7-day Vientiane - Bangkok tour. After departure from Vinh City, elderly tourists who are couples happily chatted on the car. After stopping for lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant in Lac Xao town, the car ran for about 30 km further when it met accident while going downhill.

"The scene at that moment was pathetic, with blood everywhere. I got a wound on my back, but I tried to pull up my wife. Around us people cried and shouted bitterly," he recounted.

Currently, a number of people with serious injuries are still treated in the Nghe An hospital. Many others have been transferred to Hanoi at the request of their families.

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