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Accident of Ham Luong Bridge: Investigation of the cause of the accident caused 3 deaths

Police agencies said they are actively investigating the cause of the accident of Ham Luong Bridge. The accident caused 3 deaths.

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On the morning of June 28, Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Thanh Tung, deputy head of the Ben Tre Police Department, added that two victims in the serious accident in Ham Luong Bridge died.
Two fatal victims are Nguyen Ngoc Toan (24 years), 7-seat driver and Do Hoai Thien (37 years old, living together with Tan Chanh Hiep, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City), people sitting in cars when an accident occurred on Ham Luong bridge.
After the accident, about 13 hours on June 27, Toan was taken to emergency at Nguyen Dinh Chieu General Hospital (Ben Tre) in a coma, pulmonary edema, and suffocation. The victim Thien was hospitalized in a period of respiratory arrest, suffocation. In the afternoon of the same day (June 27), both victims transferred to Cho Ray Hospital (Ho Chi Minh City) to continue treatment, but then died.

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The serious traffic accident on Ham Luong bridge has caused 3 deaths. Earlier, victim Le Thi Vinh (57 years old, living in Ngai Hung commune, H.Tieu Can, Tra Vinh) died at the scene of the accident.
According to the police, the driver was Nguyen Phuoc Loc (30 years old, living in H.Cao Lanh, Dong Thap) who is still being treated for a wound in his right arm, his health is stable. Particularly, victim Nguyen Van Hanh (33 years old, living in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City), who sat in a 7-seat car, suffered a traumatic brain injury, multiple injuries but was in danger.

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Police agencies said they are actively investigating the cause of the accident of Ham Luong Bridge.
As VnExpressnew informed, at 13:00 on June 27, on Ham Luong Bridge, from Ben Tre City to H.Mao Cay Bac, there was a serious accident between tractor truck BS 71LA – 0099 by driver Nguyen Phuoc Loc controls and cars 7 seats BS 51F – 378.11 controlled by driver Nguyen Ngoc Toan carrying 3 people. Both vehicles fly off the Ham Luong Bridge at a height of 20 m and fall below.

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After the accident, the truck crane turned upside down, part of the car was in the ditch and over a quarter of the cars were turned over, under the ditch.
People living nearby must use crowbar for more than 30 minutes to bring people sitting in cars to the outside. Meanwhile, immediately after the accident, the crane driver left the scene himself.
The function of Ben Tre province is still investigating to clarify the accident on Ham Luong bridge.