Vientiane (VNA) –
The Vietnamese Embassy in Laos has sent its staff members to assist Vietnamese victims in a coach explosion in Vientiane.

The incident happened in Nalom village of Xaythany district, Vientiane capital city, at 6:30 pm on May 28. 

The explosion killed Ngo Si Giang, 27, who was from Dien Ky commune, Dien Chau district, Vietnam’s Nghe An province. His wife Nguyen Thi Thanh, 29, and two driver assistants were injured and admitted to the Friendship Hospital in Vientiane.

A relative of Giang said at the time of the explosion, he was maintaining the coach, which was owned by a Vietnamese company, at a house he rented in Nalom village.

Initial information showed that due to his carelessness, Giang had not removed the coach’s accumulator before welding its underside, triggering an explosion of the accumulator and the gas tank.

The fire spread to the house and a neighbouring home but did not cause further casualties.

Shortly after the blast, employees of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos came to the scene to learn about the situation. They also visited the injured and guide the family of the victim to prepare necessary procedures for repatriating his body.-VNA