Vietnam bus crash leaves 34 dead

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A bus crash in central Vietnam has killed 34 people and injured at least 20 others.

The bus plunged off a bridge and crashed into the bank of the Serepok river, where it was found early on Friday morning.

It was travelling from Buon Ma Thuot in central highlands province of Dak Lak to the southern city of Ho Chi Minh.

Officials have said they are investigating the cause of the accident and identifying victims.

Y Bliu Arul, deputy director of the General Hospital in Dak Lak, told Associated Press that the two bus drivers were among the 32 people who died at the scene.

Of the 21 people injured, 16 are said to be in a serious condition.

Vietnam has one of the world's worst rates of traffic accidents, with an average of 33 people dying on its roads every day.