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​Falling rock crushes car, killing driver in northern Vietnam

Monday, June 04, 2018, 11:03 GMT+7
​Falling rock crushes car, killing driver in northern Vietnam
A car crushed in a fall-rock event is seen in Lai Chau Province, Vietnam, June 3, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A man was killed on Sunday as a giant boulder rolling from a cliff face squashed his four-seater car while he was driving on a road in a mountainous northern Vietnamese area.

The driver was pulling up near the foot of a bridge along the mountainside National Route 12 in Lai Chau Province, 450 kilometers northwest of Hanoi, at around 2:00 pm when the rare accident occurred, a local police officer told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

A large stone ran down the cliff out of the blue and crushed the front part of his car.

The man died on the scene, with his body damaged beyond recognition.

He was later identified as Phan Seo Phin, a 32-year-old resident in Lai Chau.

The driver appeared to be sitting in his parked car, waiting for his two friends, when the incident occurred, according to local news site Vnexpress. The friends were only injured by some rock debris.

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Thai Xuan / Tuoi Tre News

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