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Two more other accident bus passengers’ bodies uncovered

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 10:51 am

35 dead in Philippine bus accident

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 7:25 am

BAGUIO, Philippines, Aug 18, 2010 (AFP) – Thirty-five people were killed when a packed passenger bus plunged into a deep ravine in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, rescuers said.

The bus, carrying 47 people, had just left the mountain resort city of Baguio, about 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of Manila, when its brakes failed, local fire chief Senior Superintendent Richard Villanueva told AFP.

National police spokesman Senior Superintendent Agrimero Cruz told reporters the 35 people were confirmed dead.

“Six other passengers were rescued seriously injured and unconscious, while the rest (were) rescued with injuries,” he said.

Road accidents, often involving old buses and careless drivers, are common in the Philippines.

Fifteen people were killed last month when a bus slammed into a concrete wall in Cebu, the Philippines’ second biggest city.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam rail traffic resumes after train accident

In Uncategorized on August 7, 2010 at 11:19 am

Vietnam’s north-south railway traffic resumed last night, having temporarily shut down, after a train en route to Hanoi collided with a truck in Ha Nam Province near the capital, seriously injuring the train conductor, railway officials said.

Railway traffic was disrupted on August 6 when three carriages of the Thong Nhat train were derailed after it hit a truck in Ha Nam Province. (Photo:SGGP)

Around 8:00 am, the train crashed into a truck loaded with stones at a crossing in Tien Tan Commune, Duy Tien District.

There were no warning signs or barriers at the crossing.

Three carriages went off the track and overturned, however, nearly 300 passengers on the train were not hurt.

Train conductor, Truong Xuan Thuc, 40, was taken to a hospital for emergency aid for severe injuries he sustained in the crash.

Meanwhile, the truck driver escaped injury, having jumped from the truck before it was struck by the train.

The three carriages were transported to the nearest station for repair work, clearing the track for traffic.

Vietnam Railway Corporation had to send staff to repair 50-meters of damaged railway.

By 4:30 pm the same day, the north–south traffic resumed.

Four trains en route from north to south were delayed and thousands of passengers had to wait at the Hanoi train station due to the accident, said Nguyen Van Binh, deputy director of Hanoi Railway Passenger Transport.

According to police, a lack of warning signs or barriers at the crossing were to blame for the accident; also, the truck driver did not observe his surroundings carefully enough as he tried to cross railway line with a train approaching. 

Source: SGGP

Accident leaves four dead in central province

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm

A head-on truck-car collision in central Vietnam left four dead and five injured on National Highway 1A June 17th.

A truck that collided with a car in central Vietnam June 17, leaving four dead and five injured. (Photo:Vietnamnet)

A refrigeration truck was driving south when it collided with a car carrying a delegation athletes at Pho Ninh Commune highway marker kilometer 1090 in Duc Pho District, Quang Ngai Province.

The delegation from the central coastal Phu Yen Province was on its way to the National Sports Festival in the Quang Nam Province.

The dead included So Thi Tham,18; Nguyen Quang Phong, 26; Minh Thi Thuy Trang, 26 and the car’s driver Pham Van Ha.

Representatives from the Phu Yen Province Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the provincial Military Headquarters, and victims’ relatives are on the way to Quang Ngai Province to retrieve the bodies.

On the same day, the Quang Ngai Traffic Safety Board visited the injured at a local hospital, and they supported each family of the deceased with VND2 million and VND1 million for each injured person.

Police are investing the cause of the accident.

On the same day, the driver of the 45-seat passenger car carrying 32 from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang in central coastal province of Khanh Hoa lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an irrigation canal.

The car was seriously damaged, but fortunately, the accident did not leave anyone injured.

Investigators said the accident happened when the passenger car tried to evade a motorbike driving at a high speed on the wrong side of the road.

Source: SGGP

Traffic accident patients to be treated without innocence certificates

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 4:42 am

Victims of traffic accidents need not to provide certificates affirming that they did not violate transport law to receive treatment at a medical clinic

Victims of traffic accidents need not to provide certificates affirming that they did not violate transport law to receive treatment at a medical clinic, but police or insurance companies must complete the task.

This provision was included in a new draft issued by the Ministry of Health (MoH) after the Ministry of Justice ordered MoH to change the content of the previous decree on insurance for victims of traffic accidents because the previous decree caused patients severe irritation.

MoH discussed to issue on June 10 and decided the insurance or police will be responsible for granting certificates stating whether or not accident victims had breached traffic laws.

The new draft also regulates details of treatment papers and health records of insurance card holders.

In addition, drivers suffering from epilepsy or myocardial infarction will receive full health insurance. Medical clinics are asked to provide timely treatment to traffic accident patients who are responsible for providing proof of insurance afterward.

Source: SGGP

Three die in sugar factory accident

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 4:20 am

An accident at Song Lam Sugar Factory in the north-central province of Nghe An left three dead and one injured on July 11, said the provincial People’s Committee on June 14.

The waste cellar at a Nghe An Province sugar factory where three men died of asphyxiation June 11. (Photo:VTC News)

Le Van Dung from Thanh Chuong District fell into the Anh Son District factory’s waste treatment cellar while on the job, investigators said. Nguyen Xuan Thuyen from Thanh Chuong District then went down the cellar to rescue Dung, according to police reports.

Nguyen Van Hung, an employee at Vietnam Chemical Institute who was working nearby, along with a colleague named Trung also immediately came to aid the two men.

However, all four people lost consciousness in the cellar. Rescue workers eventually pulled the men out, but it was too late for three of them.

Dung and Hung died from asphyxiation in the cellar and Hung died at the Nghe An General Hospital. Trung is being given emergency aid at the hospital.

Source: SGGP

12 dead, scores missing in Bangladesh ferry accident

In Uncategorized on June 8, 2010 at 10:35 am

DHAKA, June 8, 2010 (AFP) – At least 12 people, including 10 children, drowned and scores more were missing after a packed ferry capsized in northeastern Bangladesh on Tuesday, officials said.

The accident happened in Sunamganj district, about 140 kilometres (85 miles) north of the capital Dhaka, district administrator Kamrul Alam told AFP.

“The bodies of six schoolgirls, four small children and two women have been recovered so far,” Alam said, adding that the ferry was overloaded.

He said a search-and-rescue operation was under way, with many of the ferry’s 60 to 70 passengers still missing.

About 40 children on board the small passenger ferry were on their way to school, said district police chief Golam Kibria.

“Their relatives are gathering on the banks of the river now, they are very concerned,” he told AFP.

Some adult men on the small, single-deck vessel managed to swim to shore, he said.

Five people rescued from the boat had been sent to the local hospital after nearly drowning during the accident, he added.

Boat and ferry accidents due to lax safety standards and overloading are common in Bangladesh, which is criss-crossed by 230 rivers.

At least 16 people died last month in a boat accident after an overloaded ferry sank in Kishorganj district.

Source: SGGP

30 burnt alive in India bus accident

In Uncategorized on May 30, 2010 at 5:15 pm

BANGALORE, India, May 30, 2010 (AFP) – At least 30 people, including 10 children, were burnt alive on Sunday when a bus bound for the southern Indian city of Bangalore ploughed into a roadblock and caught fire, police said.

The state-owned vehicle veered off a small bridge after colliding with the roadblock in the dark and fell into a ditch, local superintendent of police Labhu Ram told AFP from the accident site by phone.

“The bus caught fire when the diesel tank exploded on impact,” he said.

The bus had 64 passengers on board and was on its way from Surpur in southern Karnataka state to the IT hub of Bangalore, 600 kilometres (400 miles) away.

At least three surviving passengers were in a serious condition.

State transport minister R. Ashok, who visited the accident site, told reporters that preliminary reports suggested the driver was at fault.

“Negligent driving is suspected to have caused the accident as the bus was speeding and hit a road barrier on the bridge and skidded into the ditch,” Ashok said.

Police had registered a case against the driver, who survived the accident, Ram added.

India has the highest annual road death toll in the world, bigger than the more populous China, according to the World Health Organization, with accidents caused by speeding, bad roads, overcrowding and poor vehicle maintenance.

Police figures show that nationwide more than 110,000 people die annually on the roads.

Source: SGGP

Philippine truck accident kills 19

In World on January 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Nineteen people were killed after the truck they were riding turned over in the southern Philippines, a police official said on Monday.

The dump truck was carrying 56 people back from a wedding when it turned over while driving through V. Sagun town in the southern island of Mindanao on Saturday, said Senior Superintendent Ramon Ochotorena.

Thirteen people died at the scene while the others died in hospital, he added.

Ochotorena, who is the regional police chief, said the driver of the truck was in police custody and could face charges of reckless driving leading to multiple deaths.

Heavy rain may have made the road slippery, Ochotorena said, but he also said that witnesses reported the driver was drinking heavily before the accident.

Source: AFP

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