|At the scene
The accident occurred in the early hours of the morning when a passenger coach, registered 78B-001.26, that was heading towards Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Yen crashed into a 79C-079.41 truck that was travelling in the opposite direction.
Both of the drivers, named as Tran Van Bo and Le Van Duy, were killed in the collision. A further 10 people on the passenger coach and one of the driver’s assistant in the truck suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash. They were immediately transported to hospital to receive treatment.
The deadly incident caused severe traffic congestion on National Highway 1A with local police arriving at the scene to direct traffic flow.
An investigation into the collision is ongoing.