14 killed in Vietnam wedding party car crash

Jul 30, 2018, 11:25 IST | mid-day online desk

Local authorities said today they were investigating the cause of the deadly crash. Around 8,200 people died in traffic accidents across Vietnam last year, down from about 8,600 the year before. Most of those killed were on motorbikes

14 killed in Vietnam wedding party car crash
Fourteen members of the same family were killed in the car crash in central Vietnam enroute to a wedding party, including the groom who died instantly when their van hit a container truck. Pic/AFP

Fourteen members of the same family were killed in a wedding party car crash in central Vietnam on Monday enroute to a wedding party, including the groom who died instantly when the wedding van hit a container truck, the police said. Road accidents today are the leading cause of death in Vietnam, where traffic laws are loosely obeyed and road infrastructure is patchy. The victims of today's car crash in Quang Nam were members of an extended family, including the groom, who were heading to the bride's family home in a neighbouring province, a police officer told AFP.

Their 16-seater van collided with a container truck at around 2:30 am (1930 GMT Sunday), killing 13 people instantly. While the lobe survivor died later in the hospital.

"All victims' bodies were brought back to their home for burial. We are treating some of the injured in a local hospital," the policeman said, requesting anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the press.

Local authorities said today they were investigating the cause of the deadly crash. Around 8,200 people died in traffic accidents across Vietnam last year, down from about 8,600 the year before. Most of those killed were on motorbikes.

Vietnam's densely packed cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are crowded with motorbikes and cars competing for space with pedestrians and street vendors.
Meanwhile, transport trucks increasingly line newly built highways delivering goods across Vietnam, or into neighbouring countries.

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