Five accidents tie up highway traffic

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Five successive car accidents brought traffic to a standstill for 15 hours last weekend where National Highway 1A passes through central Thua Thien-Hue Province's Phu Loc District.

Five successive car accidents bring traffic to a standstill for 15 hours on the National Highway 1A Photo: Tuoi Tre

Cars and trucks lined the road for more than 10 kilometers through the district's Loc Thuy and Loc Tien communes and Lang Co Town.

The first accident took place on Saturday evening when a southbound bus lost control and got caught in the banister of Nuoc Ngot Bridge.

Half an hour later, around 1km from the first accident, a bus rear-ended a car, severely injuring the driver.

Immediately following the second accident, the axle of a northbound truck broke on Phuoc Tuong Mountain Pass, which is 3km from the bridge. Another truck spun around in the middle of the road when the driver lost control.

And finally, a heavily loaded truck got a flat tire at the southern mountain pass shortly after the fourth accident.

Traffic returned to normal on Sunday afternoon.

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