The accident occurred at the entry to Nguyen Trung Truc bridge. The eleven casualties were immediately transferred to An Giang province’s polyclinic by local residents.
According to initial information, the truck was travelling on national highway 91 from Long Xuyen to Chau Doc and crashed into six motorbikes stopped at a red light. The truck ran over two other motorbikes that got stuck underneath the vehicle.
The incident took place at peak traffic hours, causing severe congestion on national highway 91. Police arrived at the scene to direct traffic and ease the jam.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.