A car carrying 17 people collided with a container truck going in the opposite direction in Quang Nam province on July 30 (Photo: VNA) Quang Nam (VNA) – Up to 13 people were killed and four others were severely injured in a traffic accident in the central province of Quang Nam on the early morning of July 30. The accident occurred at about 2.30am on National Highway 1A’s section in Vinh Dien town of Dien Ban township. A car carrying 17 passengers, en route from Hai Lang district of central Quang Tri province to south central Binh Dinh province, collided with a container truck going in the opposite direction. Ten people inside the car were killed on the spot while three others were dead on the way to the hospital. The wounded have been being treated in hospitals in Dien Ban township and Da Nang city. Authorities of Quang Nam province offered five million VND to each family of the deceased and two million VND to the injured. According to the National Traffic Safety … [Read more...] about Quang Nam: Serious traffic accident kills 13, injures 4
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Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The number of traffic accidents, traffic-related deaths and injuries in Việt Nam dropped in the first half of the year compared to the same period last year. According to the latest report by the National Traffic Safety Committee, from December 16, 2017 to June 15, 2018, about 9,000 traffic accidents were reported nationwide, killing 4,100 people and injuring about 7,000 people. The number of traffic accidents was 6.19 per cent lower than that of last year’s first half while the number of deaths and injuries dropping by 0.75 per cent and 11.44 per cent, respectively. Of the traffic accidents, nearly 8,900 happened on roads, 62 occurred on railways and about 40 were reported on waterways. Chairman of the committee Khuất Việt Hùng said that 35 out of 93 cities and provinces had fewer traffic accidents than during last year’s first half. Nine localities had death tolls reduced by over 20 per cent including … [Read more...] about More than 4,100 people die in traffic accidents so far this year
The accident scene. — VNA/VNS PhotoViet Nam News LÂM ĐỒNG — At least five persons died, and two others were injured in a series of crashes on Monday morning. The accidents took place on Highway No 20 running through Đức Trọng District in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng. At some 7.30am, a truck carrying fertilisers, which was going from Đà Lạt City to Bảo Lộc City in Lâm Đồng Province, collided with a motorbike and injured two persons. The truck driver continued to drive and crashed into a smaller truck and four motorbikes, crushing them. It also hit two other cars parked in the yard of a house by the road. At least three cars and four motorbikes were completely damaged, Vietnam News Agency reported. According to Lâm Đồng Province’s police, the driver of the smaller truck and four persons died in the crash. Two of the five victims are yet … [Read more...] about 5 killed in hit-and-run accidents in Lâm Đồng
Viet Nam News “Everyone, I will sell rose bouquets tomorrow in celebration of International Women’s Day. Those who are looking to give flowers to their girlfriends or classmates, please come to support me in front of Gate A of Hải Phòng University.” So wrote 26-year-old Trần Thị Hoa in one of her last Facebook posts on March 6. Early on the morning of March 7, Hoa and her friend Trần Thị Trang rode on motorbike to the flower market Đằng Hải in Hải An District in the northeastern port city of Hải Phòng. Not born to wealthy families, the pair intended to buy flowers and utilise their craft skills to make elaborate bouquets, aiming to make some money to cover their study and living expenses. On that fateful morning, Cao Huy Hoàng was driving a container truck for an export-import company along his usual route. Stopped at a red light, he saw that two trucks ahead of him were already occupying … [Read more...] about Road accidents: When will the pain end?
Drink driving was the main cause of the rise in road accidents during Songkran Festival in Thailand. (Photo: thaivisa.com) Bangkok (VNA) – Drink driving was the main cause of the rise in road accidents during Songkran Festival from April 12-16, the traditional New Year of Thailand. A total of 378 people were killed and more than 3,570 others injured in 3,418 road accidents during the five-day holiday, reported the Road Safety Centre (RSC) of Thailand. On April 15 alone, some 552 road accidents occurred, claiming 69 lives and injuring 589 others, 42 percent of which were caused by drink driving. Thai authorities said about 22,000 people were tested for alcohol use at checkpoints nationwide between April 11 and 15. Some 7,000 drink drivers were taken into custody while more than 10,000 motorcycles and cars were seized. Thailand has some of the most dangerous roads on the planet, with an estimated 50-60 people dying a day due to road accidents.-VNA … [Read more...] about Thailand: Drink driving blamed for road accidents in Songkran