Many foreigners injured in central Vietnam traffic mishap

14 Singaporeans, 01 Korean and 02 Vietnamese were injured as a bus crashed into a cliff in Thua Thien-Hue Province of Vietnam on Saturday afternoon.

All of seventeen people were rushed to the Hue Central Hospital. VNExpress reports.

One of them had suffered a spinal cord injury, one had a dislocated groin, one had a broken leg and another a radius fracture. The remaining patients had flesh wounds and were undergoing CT, X-Ray and ultrasound procedures for diagnosis.

The patients are in stable condition, Pham Nhu Hiep, director of the hospital said.

According to VNExpress, the injured students were part of a group of 30 traveling in two buses to the Bach Ma National Park in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue. The two Vietnamese injured were the driver and tour guide.

15 foreign students, 2 Vietnamese injured in central Vietnam traffic mishap | @ NDO

The 24-seat bus crashed about one kilometer away from the national park’s entrance as it headed downhill, at around 3 p.m. The front portion of the bus was badly crushed.

Bach Ma is a 22,000-hectare national park,  Bach Ma is also the name given to the highest 1450m mountain in the park. Bach Ma mountain is 18 km away from the coast.

Within the park are ecotourist, forestry and science departments. There is also a community centre for the local communities who live in the park.

Buses between Hue and Da Nang stop at Cau Hai if you ask the driver top let you out (public bus from Hue is 20k). Train from Cau Hai. Private motorcycle taxi from Cau Hai to the park’s entrance. Unfortunately there are not many grab drivers around. The park entrance is off Highway 1 The entrance is 3 km from the small town of Cau Hai, 40 km south of Hue, 65 km north of Danang and 90 km south of Hoi An, where the park road meets National Route 1. Cycling and motorcycling to the summit are prohibited.

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