Concrete mixer truck-car crash kills 13 in Lai Chau

Sunday, 2018-09-16 14:37:49
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NDO/VNA - Thirteen people were killed and three others were severely injured after a concrete mixer truck crashed into a passenger car in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau on September 15.

The accident occurred at 9:30am on National Highway 4D in Tam Duong district when the concrete mixer truck hit the back of the passenger car carrying 15 people while driving down a pass. Both vehicles were thrown into a stream 10 meters off the road.

Twelve people, including both drivers, were killed on the spot and a child died on the way to the hospital. Three others suffered heavy injuries and have been taken to the Lai Chau General Hospital.

After being informed of the accident, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, who is Chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety (NCTS), sent his profound sympathy to families of the deceased and his encouragement to the injured.

He assigned the NCTS’s Vice Chairman, Khuat Viet Hung, Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho, and leaders of the Ministry of Transport’s units to go to the site to address the consequences of the accident.

Deputy PM Binh also asked Lai Chau province’s People’s Committee to visit the injured victims and provide assistance for the families of the deceased.

The provincial health sector was requested to focus its resources on treating the injured.