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'Mad' horse carriage kills elderly man in traffic accident in southern Vietnam

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 11:57 GMT+7
'Mad' horse carriage kills elderly man in traffic accident in southern Vietnam
The 'mad' horse carriage is seen on the scene where it caused an accident that killed an 78-year-old man in the southern city of My Tho on June 29, 2015.

In a strange but true story, the horse of a carriage allegedly went mad and crashed into a motorbike carrying two people on a road in a city in southern Vietnam on Sunday, killing one of them, local authorities said. The accident occurred in Thoi Son Commune in My Tho City, Tien Giang Province, at 4:30 pm, when a carriage steered by Nguyen Van Dang, 63, of southern Ben Tre Province, suddenly rushed into a bike driven by another man, Tran Van Lan.

Lan, 78, was driving his wife, Vo Thi Kim Lien, also 78, both of whom came from My Tho. At that time, the horse carriage – a means of transporting tourists in the city – was on the way from Thoi Son Bridge to Rach Mieu Bridge, while the old couple was traveling in the opposite direction. When the horse carriage and the bike neared each other, the horse looked like it was going mad as it suddenly rushed into the bike, throwing both Lan and Lien to the ground. Both victims were seriously injured, and local residents took them to the Tien Giang General Hospital for emergency treatment, but Lan succumbed to his critical condition and died. Lan’s wife remains in the hospital for treatment, doctors said. The horse carriage’s owner is giving support to the victims’ family. My Tho police have examined the scene of the crash, performed an autopsy on the dead victim, and are further investigating the accident.

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