Bus, truck collide in central Vietnam, killing 10

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Posted: Nov 06, 2011 11:53 PM
Bus, truck collide in central Vietnam, killing 10

Police say 10 people were killed and 19 others injured when a truck collided with a bus in central Vietnam.

A police officer says eight people died at the scene from severe injuries and burns and two died at a hospital following the accident in Binh Thuan province early Monday morning.

The two vehicles caught fire and it took authorities more than an hour to extinguish the flames.

The officer says it's unclear whether any of the victims were from the truck and that police are investigating the cause of the accident. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity, citing policy.

Traffic accidents kill more than 11,000 people a year in Vietnam. The country of 87 million people has around 34 million motorbikes and 1.6 million other vehicles.