VietNamNet Bridge – Seven people, including three children, were killed and one was injured after a truck crashed into three motorcycles in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong on February 16.
The accident happened at 17.30 when the truck carrying vegetables was travelling en route from Lam Dong’s Bao Loc district to Ho Chi Minh City.
It bumped into three motorbikes in opposite direction carrying 8 people who were then caught up in the truck chassis and dragged away tens of metres. The truck plunged into the Bao Loc ravine.
Five people were killed at the scene, two other died on the way to hospital, and another was seriously injured at Lam Dong’s General Hospital 2. Among the deaths were three children.
Local police were mobilised to clear traffic and look into the cause of the accident.
They identified the six dead bodies who were all from Lam Dong province.
Vietnamese people are celebrating the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday which sees a sharp increase in the number of traffic accidents.
Preliminary reports showed that 290 traffic accidents have occurred during the week-long holiday, killing 234 people and injuring 284 others.