Tragic traffic accident kills 1, injures 9 in Lam Dong

An horrific traffic accident happened yesterday,  killing 1, injured 9 people in Highland province of Lam Dong.

The Lam Dong General Hospital gathered all its human resources to give emergency aid to accident victims. (Photo by Doan Kien)

The Lam Dong General Hospital gathered all its human resources to give emergency aid to accident victims. (Photo by Doan Kien)

The tragic traffic accident happened at around 6:15am of May 2 when a bus from Da Lat city to Ho Chi Minh City  directly collided with a truck at the section through  Lien Nghia Town of Duc Trong District.

The Vietnam Administration of Medical Services (VAMS) under the Ministry of Health sent an urgent official dispatch in the evening of May 2 to the Department of Health of Lam Dong Province about the treatment of victims of the accident.

Accordingly, VAMS praised the Lam Dong Department of Health for its timely guidance to the Lam Dong General Hospital in the task of promptly providing emergency aid to victims.

VAMS also suggested that the Lam Dong Department of Health should continue its good job of focusing medicines, medical equipment, and human resources for the medical treatment while preparing a report so that VAMS was able to assign other central hospitals to aid in the task.

The accident killed 23-year-old Pham Thi Thuy Linh from Da Huoai District of Lam Dong Province. The other nine victims in both vehicles were badly injured, two of whom suffered from severe concussion. All seriously injured victims were immediately operated by doctors of the Lam Dong General Hospital.

By DOAN KIEN – Translated by Thanh Tam

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