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Go-Viet driver dies after street brawl over spitting row in Ho Chi Minh City

Saturday, November 30, 2019, 14:04 GMT+7
Go-Viet driver dies after street brawl over spitting row in Ho Chi Minh City
An ambulance carries the body of a man away from the scene of a deadly fight in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

A Go-Viet motorbike driver died after a fight with another guy over a spitting row in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday afternoon.

A conflict broke out between H.N.S., 38, and P.V.D., 49, when the two were traveling on motorbikes in Alley 69 on Nguyen Gia Tri Street in Binh Thanh District at about 4:00 pm.

D. reportedly cursed at S. after seeing him spit in public.

The men then pulled their vehicles over to continue the row, which soon turned into a fight as D. kicked S.’ motorbike over.

They scuffled and wrestled on the street before local people pulled them apart.

D. suddenly collapsed and fainted on the street about two minutes later, but regained consciousness after people gave him first aid.

However, D. passed out once again only five minutes afterwards.

Police officers work at the scene of a deadly fight in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre
Police officers work at the scene of a deadly fight in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Local functional forces quickly showed up upon local people’s reports, while emergency physicians from the Gia Dinh People's Hospital arrived at the site for first aid minutes later.

However, by that time, D. had already died after having a cardiac arrest.

Police in Binh Thanh District have investigated the scene, interviewed witnesses, extracted footages from CCTV cameras installed nearby, as well as taken D.’s body to a morgue for forensic examination to determine the cause of his death.

S. was also brought to a police station for further investigation.

S. hails from the central city of Da Nang and is residing in District 9, while D. lived in Binh Thanh District and worked as a motorbike driver-partner for ride-hail firm Go-Viet.

A representative of Go-Viet has confirmed with Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that the deceased man was one of its partners.

“Go-Viet is currently working with the authorities and the victim's family to resolve the case,” the representative said.

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