HÒA BÌNH — One foreign tourist was killed and another injured in a traffic accident on National Highway 6 through northern mountainous Hòa Bình Province.
The accident occurred at around 4pm on Monday on the highway section through Đồng Bàng Commune, Mai Châu District, Hòa Bình Province.
The two US tourists – a woman and a man – were traveling on their three-wheeled motorbike from Hà Nội to Sơn La Province when they tried to overtake a car travelling in the same direction.
Both the car and the motorbike were travelling at high speed. The motorbike driver lost control and crashed into a truck moving in the opposite direction, online newspaper zing.vn reported.
The female tourist died on the spot while the man suffered injuries to his legs and was taken to a hospital nearby for emergency care, the paper said.
The motorbike and the truck were seriously damaged in the collision, which saw both vehicles being thrown to one side of the highway.
Colonel Phạm Văn Sử, deputy director of Hòa Bình Police Department, told online Dân trí newspaper that the department had co-operated with the provincial Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to deal with the case.
The accident also caused a traffic jam, but by 7pm the same day, the highway was completely cleared.