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|At the scene of the accident (Photo: VNA)|
The dispatch said the accident happened in Dong Bang commune, Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh province at 0:20 on June 17 on National Highway 6.
A truck bearing the Lao plate of UN-8500 travelling in Son La – Hanoi route crashed into a passenger coach of Long Giang company in Dien Bien which was going in an opposite direction, killing three, and injuring 37 others with two being in serious conditions.
Upon learning the news, Deputy PM Binh, who is also Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, sent condolences to families of the victims, and assigned Deputy Chairman of the Committee Khuat Viet Hung to work with the provincial People’s Committee to support them following the accident.
Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee and head of the provincial Traffic Safety Committee must ask units to pool all possible resources to save the injured, promptly investigate the cause, and enhance inspection over traffic safety violations.
The Transport Ministry along with transport departments of Dien Bien and Hoa Binh were assigned to check transportation business requirements in enterprises owning vehicles in the accident.
The Ministry of Public Security was responsible for directing traffic police to strictly deal with traffic safety violations in road transportation, and working with the Transport Ministry, other ministries, agencies and localities concerned to closely control the licensing for cars with foreign plates in Vietnam.