Three killed as truck tips over, crushes car in northern Vietnam

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Three killed as truck tips over, crushes car in northern Vietnam

The truck tips over along a section of the Ho Chi Minh Highway in Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam, June 4, 2022. Photo: OFFB

Three people were killed and another hospitalized after a truck tipped over and crushed a car northern Hoa Binh Province on Saturday afternoon.

The serious crash took place along a section of the Ho Chi Minh Highway in Bao Hieu Commune, Yen Thuy District, Hoa Binh Province at around 4:00 pm, said Bui Van Hai, the district chairman.

Preliminary information showed that a truck carrying soil was running on the road when it tipped over and crushed an automobile traveling in the opposite direction with four people inside.

Police and rescue units later arrived at the crash site and used a crane to lift the truck and save the victims.

The truck tips over along a section of the Ho Chi Minh Highway in Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam, June 4, 2022. Photo: OFFB
The truck tips over along a section of the Ho Chi Minh Highway in Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam, June 4, 2022. Photo: OFFB

However, three of the four people inside the automobile had already died, and the remaining victim was rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment.

The truck was slightly damaged while the car was completely distorted.

An eyewitness said the truck was trying to evade an excavator on the road, which caused it to tip over, VnExpress reported.

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has requested Khuat Viet Hung, deputy head of the National Committee for Traffic Safety, to arrive in Hoa Binh Province and work with local authorities to deal with the serious accident.

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