Bus driver arrested for fatal road crash

Police in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue have taken into custody a bus driver, in connection with a fatal traffic accident in which five people were killed on 1A Highway in Phu Loc District early yesterday morning.

The mutilated bus, after the crash (Photo: SGGP)

As per Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, head of the district police, the bus driver, 39-year-old Tran Kim Tuyen, belonging to the northern province of Phu Tho was driving the bus on the wrong side of the road and as a result rammed into a truck.

The crash killed five people instantly and injured six others in the bus, which was travelling from Da Nang to Hue. The accident led to a   three hour long traffic jam on the highway.

The provincial authorities of Thua Thien-Hue have compensated VND3 million to each of the dead victims’ families and VND1 million to each of the injured.

By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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