The scene of the accident (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh ordered the police force to intensify patrols and traffic law compliance on highways following a bus crash that killed 12 people in central Binh Thuan province early on May 22.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh on May 22 sent their condolences to the families of victims of the crash that also sent 35 others to hospital.

Two passenger coaches en route Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City and Ho Chi Minh City-Hanoi crashed head-on on a highway 1A section that runs through Ham Thuan Nam district, Binh Thuan province at 4:15 am.

Deputy PM Binh, who is Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, requested Binh Thuan’s police to quickly establish the cause of the accident so as the culprits will be stringently punished.

He sent officials from the committee and the Ministry of Transport to the scene to work together with Binh Thuan’s relevant agencies in addressing the accident consequences.

Healthcare services and medicines should be promptly given to the injured, he said, also asking for all possible assistance to help the families of the victims in recovering the remains and organizing funerals for them.-VNA