One killed and 20 injured following road traffic accident in Ha Tinh

VOV.VN -An individual has been killed, with an additional 20 other passengers hospitalised, following a major road traffic accident which took place on the Ho Chi Minh trail in Ha Tinh province.

According to initial reports, the accident occurred at 3:00 a.m. on October 9 in Ha Trang town, Son Trung commune, Huong Son district. 

The driver was at the wheel of a 37B-02002 passenger coach that was heading from Nghe An to Huong Son when he lost control of the coach. The driver attempted to avoid another oncoming vehicle that suddenly emerged from a nearby inter-village road. 

As a result of the accident, the coach flipped before rolling off the road.
Upon receiving initial reports of the incident, traffic police from Huong Son district immediately made their way to the scene in order to conduct a careful investigation into what had happened. 

Following rescue efforts by people at the scene, 20 passengers that were on board were able to be rescued. The injured people were immediately transferred to local hospitals in order to receive treatment.

Despite the best efforts of rescuers, one victim passed away at the scene.
 

Due to the size of the passenger coach, local authorities were forced to use several cranes in order to lift the vehicle from the scene.

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