The injured were rushed to the general hospital of Bolykhamsay province. Two of them are in serious condition. (Source: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – A bus carrying 41  former overseas Vietnamese (OVs) in Thailand and Laos skidded and overturned in Packsan town, Laos’ central province of Bolykhamsay, on May 23 morning, injuring 14 people.

The accident occurred when the bus was trying to avoid a vehicle in the opposite direction amidst the bad weather condition.

The injured were rushed to the general hospital of Bolykhamsay province. Two of them are in serious condition.

This is one of the three buses with 123 former OVs in Thailand and Laos and their relatives on board returning to Vietnam from a trip to several relic sites in Thailand dedicated to late President Ho Chi Minh.

The May 17-23 trip was organised by the Vietnam-Thailand Friendship Association to mark the 128th birthday of the late Vietnamese leader (May 19).

After learning about the accident, representatives of the Vietnamese Consulate General in central Laos came to the hospital to visit the victims and help them complete procedures to move to the general hospital in Vinh city, Vietnam’s central province of Nghe An.

Other members of the delegation were transported to the Paksan hotel in Bolykhamsay. They are scheduled to return home on late May 23. -VNA