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Thứ Hai, 16 tháng 5, 2011

6 accidents occur in a day in Vietnam, 8 dead

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In 24 hours until yesterday evening there were six major accidents around the country in which eight people were killed, including three children.

Yesterday afternoon, on National Highway 1A in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City, a tanker travelling in the wrong lane hit a motorbike driven by Nguyen Van Chung. 

His wife, Nguyen Thi My Luon, and son, Nguyen Van Bin, fell on the road and were run over by the truck.

The driver, Le Hong Khanh, 24, helped take them to the nearby Van Phuoc General Clinic, but they were declared dead on arrival.

“The woman was run over on her chest while the boy was severely injured in the head and legs,” a nurse, Le Duc Duong, said. “They may have died on the way here.”

The victims belonged to Hung Dien commune, Tan Hung District in neighboring Long An Province.

Earlier, on Sunday night, a concrete pillar left behind after some construction in the Rach Cam River in Can Tho fell on a small boat carrying bricks, sinking it.

On board were Duong Dac Thang, 42, of Vinh Long province, and his wife and daughter Pham Thi Bich Hanh, 39, and Duong Thi Diem Hang, 10. 

Hanh and Hang were carried away by strong currents and local rescue workers found their bodies yesterday morning. 

The pole had been installed five years ago for construction of a bridge and never removed, a local official said.

The local police said the column was badly eroded.

Yesterday morning a stationary truck that was being repaired on National Highway 1A in Thang Binh District in the central Quang Nam Province was hit from by another truck.

The driver of the rear truck died on the spot and both vehicles were damaged, police said.

Evan as the police were working at the scene, another collision occurred 200 meters away between a truck and a container trailer, injuring one of the drivers.

The two accidents blocked the highway, leaving vehicles queued up for 15 km on the highway.

At 10 pm yesterday two young men were killed in a major accident on National Highway 1A in Ben Luc District, Long An province.

Huynh Thanh Tung, 34, a local, and Phan Thanh Nguyen of Can Tho were on a motorbike and tried to overtake a container truck at high speed, according to the local police. 

After they got past the truck, they crashed into the road divider, fell on the road, and were fatally run over by the truck.

Yesterday afternoon a child died in an accident in Buon Ma Thuot city in Dak Lak Province.

It happened when a motorbike driven by Cao Son Tuyen, 25, was swiped by a truck at the Phan Boi Chau-Phan Chu Trinh crossroads.

His wife Tran Thi Tuyen, 20, had been carrying their three-month-old baby Cao Gia Tue who died instantly.
The couple were seriously injured and are in hospital in critical condition.

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