Local authorities have reported two people were killed and 12 others injured when a passenger bus exploded in the northern province of Bac Ninh Province on Tuesday night. Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee,Nguyen Tu Quynh, told Dantri/DTiNews early Wednesday morning that theaccident occurred in Que Vo District at 10.30pm when a passenger bus ofKa Long Company was on its way from Thai Nguyen Province to Quang NinhProvince. “I rushed to the site shortly after hearing aboutthe accident to direct the rescue work,”‘ Quynh said. “Two people hadbeen killed in the accident while dozens other had slight injuries.” Accordingto a victim, Nong Duc Thuong, who is being treated at Bac Ninh GeneralHospital, he and some other passengers noticed aburnt smell shortly before the explosion. At that time many passengers were sleeping. A young man and Iand were lying on the second floor playing video game at the end of thebus. Suddenly we heard a loud explosion which blew us to the head of thebus,” Thuong recalled. “I had a small injury on my head while my hairgot partly burnt. Luckily I and many other passengers managed to get out of thebus.” A passenger, Nong Duc Thuong, is at Bac Ninh General Hospital to treat a small injury on the head A doctor at Bac Ninh General Hospital, Ha Ba Chan, said that the 12 injured passengers have been in stable condition. Police are investigating the accident. One of the two passengers killed in the accident has yet to be identified.