|The scene of the tragic head-on car crash (Photo: Vnexpress)
The accident occurred at around 1:00 a.m. at km 1767 on National Highway 1A in Tan Duc commune of Ham Tan district.
Local police said a 16-seater passenger coach was traveling from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City when it suddenly crashed into an incoming truck.
The crash was so strong that both vehicles were seriously deformed.
Six people were killed at the scene while nine injured people were transferred to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment. However, another person died on the way to the hospital and another died at the hospital.
All the dead victims were on board the passenger coach, including the driver. They mostly live in Binh Thuan province. The truck’s driver luckily survived the accident.
Chairman of the provincial People Committee Nguyen Van Hai immediately made his way to the scene to assist with rescue work.
Hearing the news, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent condolences to families of the victims.
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, head of the National Traffic Safety Committee, asked the Binh Thuan provincial administration to mobilise all resources to save the injured and investigate the cause of the accident.
The coach was said to run in the wrong lane when the accident happened. Both vehicles were not overspeeding, according to local police.
The cause of the tragic accident is under investigation.