A passenger bus reportedly lost control along the Prenn mountain pass, struck and killed a construction worker and then crossed into oncoming traffic where it hit a tourist bus head on. Seven people have been killed and 33 hospitalised, 18 of them in a critical condition.

From Thanh Nien News

Seven killed in bus collision in central Vietnam

A head-on collision between two passenger buses in Da Lat, the capital town of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, on Sunday morning left seven people dead and many hospitalized with severe injuries.

Police said a Ho Chi Minh City-bound bus lost control and hit a construction worker on the street. Then it continued to ram into another bus from the opposite direction before flipping to one side.

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From New China

At least 7 killed in traffic accident in Vietnam’s central highlands

A bus, carrying over 40 people, was reportedly lost its brake while crossing down Prenn mountain pass in Da Lat. The bus then hit a road worker and crashed into another tourist bus carrying around 20 people travelling from the opposite direction, according to an official online newspaper of Lam Dong province.

The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. local time (0330 GMT) on Sunday.

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From Tuoi Tre News

7 dead in head-on bus crash on mountain pass near Da Lat

A passenger bus lost control of its brake, crashing into a road worker and having a head-on collision with another bus, on its way down a mountain pass near the famous resort town of Da Lat in Vietnam’s Central Highlands on Sunday.

Seven people, including the road worker and one child, were confirmed dead, while a person suffered brain death. An initial report said eight victims were killed.

Thirty-three other passengers were hospitalized, with 18 in critical conditions due to brain injuries.

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