Seven others were sent to hospital, one of whom also died.
Upon learning about the news, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee Truong Hoa Binh sent his profound condolences to families of the victims.
He asked the provincial People’s Committee to continue directing rescue operations and give top priority to saving victims in order to reduce fatalities from the incident.
Binh assigned Minister of Transport and permanent Deputy Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee Nguyen Van The and Deputy Chairman of the committee Khuat Viet Hung to visit and condole victims’ families, and work with the local authorities to direct the post-accident recovery.
The provincial People’s Committee decided to help each of the victims’ families with VND5 million (US$220).