Hanoi (VNA) – Two people were killed and five others were injured in a car crash in Phalanxay district, Savannakhet province of Laos on June 21, said the Vietnamese Consulate General in Laos.

The two deceased were Pham Van Binh, born in 1987, and Nguyen Van Tho, born in 1994. Both were residents of Dien Kim commune, Dien Chau district, the central Nghe An province.

The five injured people were sent to a general hospital of Savannakhet province.

The initial cause of the accident was said that a coach with 23 Vietnamese workers onboard collided with a truck going in the same direction. The coach was en route from the province’s Muang Phin district to a station in Seno town. 

The Vietnamese Consulate General in Laos worked with local authorities to take necessary measures to help the deceased’s relatives to bring the two bodies home on June 22. All injured workers were sent to the Hue Central Hospital for continued treatment.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has instructed the Consulate General to work with local authority to clear up the accident’s reasons to protect rights and legitimate interests of the victims.-VNA