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Monday, July 30, 2018

Photo: Groom, 13 Other Family Members Die As They Traveled For His Wedding

Fourteen members of the same family were killed in a car crash in central Vietnam today en route to a wedding party, including the groom who died instantly when their van hit a container truck, police said.

Road accidents are the leading cause of death in Vietnam, where traffic laws are loosely obeyed and road infrastructure is patchy.

The victims of Monday’s car crash in Quang Nam were members of an extended family, including the groom, who were heading to the bride’s family home in a neighbouring province.

Their 16-seater van collided with a container truck at about 2.30am, killing 13 people instantly. Another died later in hospital.

“All victims’ bodies were brought back to their home for burial.

We are treating some of the injured in a local hospital,” the policeman said, requesting anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the press.

The cause of their death is now being investigated.

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