The southbound bus collided with the truck hailing from Phu Yen central province travelling in the opposite direction at about 2am, confirmed Nguyen Van Truong, deputy chief police of Tan Hai commune.
The two vehicles were badly damaged and two driver assistants were pronounced dead at the scene.
26 injured victims, including the two drivers, were transported to hospital for emergency care. Three of them were said to be in “critical conditions.”
The provincial authorities have given VND2 million to each family of the dead, VND1million to the severely injured and VND 500,000 to those suffering slight wounds.
Details of the accident are under investigation.
A victim receiving emergency treatment at a hospital in Ninh Thuan province.
Just a day before, a truck lost control and crashed into several vehicles traveling on Ho Chi Minh Road on National Highway 14 in Buon Ho district in the central highlands province of Dak Lak. The accident killed two people and injured 7 others.