2 dead, 13 injured in road crash

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2 dead, 13 injured in road crash

A fatal road accident in which a van slammed into a parked truck on National Highway 1A based in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Tan District at 3am today, claimed the lives of two passengers and injured 13 others.

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“I had parked my truck on the right hand side of the road due to gearbox failures. Afterwards, I hung a hammock on the side of the truck to catch some sleep to wait for tomorrow when I could fix the vehicle,

When I was sleeping, I was awakened by a powerful impact from behind. After that, I found a Ford Transit van had slammed into the back of my vehicle. Many people trapped inside the van cried a lot due to the acute pain they were suffering,” the truck driver recalled.

The victims were pulled out of the badly deformed van and were rushed to a local hospital for emergency care.

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The van is badly deformed after the accident.

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The accident scene.

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Huge of curiosity seekers coming to the scene

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Rescue teams arriving at the accident scene.

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Police arriving at the scene for investigations.

A witness said there were 15 people on board the van. Of them, two were dead, three in critical condition, and the rest suffered slight injuries.

Nguyen Van Menh, a 52-year-old survivor, recalled: “The van traveled at night so I snatched some sleep. I became unconsoncious after the collision. Someone took me to the roadside. When I opened my eyes, I even forgot my name. What’s a fearful accident!”

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The injured victims are being treated at Quoc Anh hospital in Binh Tan District.

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Victim Vo Van Phuoc cried a lot due to pain.

According to a source, the van had traveled from Tieu Can district in the southern province of Tra Vinh to Ho Chi Minh City where the van met with the deadly accident.

Two perished victims were identified as Le Minh Tho, 33, and Nguyen Ut Nho, 44, both of them hailing from Tra Vinh.

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