Vientiane-Vang Vieng Expressway Resumes Operation After Shooting 

Tunnels in Hin Heup district.

The Vientiane-Vang Vieng expressway continues to operate and ensure customer safety following a shooting at the exit tunnel between Hin Heup and Vientiane.

Vientiane Times reports that at least three people were injured when two armed men fired shots at vehicles in the tunnel section of the Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway on Sunday afternoon.

According to an initial report from the victims’ relatives, the incident occurred around 12:30 pm in the Hin Heup district.

When the two armed men exited the tunnel onto the expressway, they parked their pickup truck on the roadside and opened fire on two cars.

Lao-China Expressway Development has made a statement saying that the expressway reported the situation to the police, who then closed the tunnel in the Hin Heup, Nguem and Vang Vieng exits. 

The expressway and local authorities are searching for the perpetrators and their motive for the incident.