At least 12 killed, 35 injured in collision in Vietnam

Baku, May 22, AZERTAC

At least 12 people were killed and 35 others injured in a collision that involved two sleeper buses, one truck and one motorbike in the central province of Binh Thuan on Sunday morning, according to Thanh Nien News newspaper.

Nguyen Van Minh, deputy director of the province's police department, confirmed the accident with Thanh Nien, saying the injured people are in critical conditions.

Minh did not reveal the cause of the collision which ignited a blaze burning down the buses.

Initial information is that one of the buses belonged to popular transport firm Phuong Trang and was heading to Ho Chi Minh City when the accident happened. The other was bound for the central province of Ha Tinh.

According to official statistics, on average, traffic accidents kill 24 people daily. Vietnam now has nearly 2.75 million cars and 45 million motorbikes.

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