Two killed, three hospitalized as truck rams roadside market in northern Vietnam

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Two killed, three hospitalized as truck rams roadside market in northern Vietnam

People gather at the crash site in Dien Bien Province, Vietnam, December 11, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre reader

Two people were killed and three others injured after a truck carrying sand crashed into a roadside market in northern Vietnam on Saturday morning.

The accident took place in Phi Nhu Commune, Dien Bien Dong District, Dien Bien Province at around 11:00 am on Saturday, vice-chairman of the commune administration Tra Dung Tru told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper later the same day.

A truck carrying sand driven by 41-year-old L.V.T. was descending a slope when it crashed into many shops at Suoi Lu roadside market, Tru elaborated.

Five people, including one vendor, two customers, and two motorcyclists, were hit by the vehicle.

The truck is on its side following the accident in Dien Bien Province, Vietnam, December 11, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre reader
The truck is on its side following the accident in Dien Bien Province, Vietnam, December 11, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre reader

Two of them were killed on the spot while the other three were hospitalized.

Four shops at the market were seriously damaged, and the truck was on its side following the accident.

Preliminary information showed that a brake failure could have caused the crash, the vice-chairman stated.

Further investigation is ongoing.

Shops at the roadside market are damaged following the accident in Dien Bien Province, Vietnam, December 11, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre reader
Shops at the roadside market are damaged following the accident in Dien Bien Province, Vietnam, December 11, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre reader
The site of the accident in Dien Bien Province, Vietnam, December 11, 2021 in these photos supplied by vice-chairman of Phi Nhu Commune Tra Dung Tru.
The site of the accident in Dien Bien Province, Vietnam, December 11, 2021 is shown in these photos supplied by vice-chairman of Phi Nhu Commune Tra Dung Tru.
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