Vietnam bus overturns killing Norwegian couple, injuring 14

People transfer an injured train passenger to a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. A passenger train crashed into the back end of another in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Thursday, killing many people and injuring others, officials said. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
People transfer an injured train passenger to a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. A passenger train crashed into the back end of another in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Thursday, killing many people and injuring others, officials said. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

A bus carrying 31 passengers overturned on a rain-soaked road in central Vietnam, killing a Norwegian couple and injuring 14 others, police said.

Most passengers were asleep when the bus skidded off a curved road during heavy rains around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, police said. It was traveling from the central highland province of Dak Lak to the historic city of Hue.

The fatalities were identified as a Norwegian couple of Vietnamese origin. They died at the scene of the crash in Nam Giang district in Quang Nam province, about 850 kilometers south of Hanoi, and their bodies were returned to their families in Vietnam, a police officer said. Norway’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Ingrid Kvammen Ekker in Oslo confirmed the deaths of the two nationals.

(AP)