|Thw wreakage of the passenger bus in the ravine
The mishap happened at around 4am at Ngoc Vin Pass of National Highway No. 14C in Sa Thay district, Kon Tum province.
Survivors told police that the 48-seat bus en route from North to South suddenly lost control and fell into the 20m deep ravine nearby, breaking apart.
Rescue workers were deployed to the scene, while police cordoned off the area for investigations.
Nguyen Dang Trinh, an official of Kon Tum province, told local media at around 10am that 5 people died and 32 others were injured.
Mai Hai Nam, the bus driver, said when the accident happened, the bus was carrying a total of 38 people, including six children.
The cause of the tragic accident is under investigation.
The tragic accident in photos.