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Man killed by falling tree branch in Ho Chi Minh City

Man killed by falling tree branch in Ho Chi Minh City

Sunday, June 14, 2020, 10:45 GMT+7
Man killed by falling tree branch in Ho Chi Minh City
A large tree branch falls onto a motorcyclist on To Hien Thanh Street in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, June 13, 2020. Photo: Manh Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

A motorcyclist was killed by a tree branch that was broken during a rain in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday evening.

The accident occurred on To Hien Thanh Street in Ward 15, District 10 at around 6:30 pm, Do Hoang Anh, the ward’s chairman, confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

The victim, 62-year-old T.M.L., was riding his motorbike on the street when he was hit by a large branch falling from a tree.

Local residents rushed to help but L. had already died.

A large tree branch falls onto a motorcyclist on To Hien Thanh Street in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, June 13, 2020. Photo: Tran Van Thong / Tuoi Tre

A large tree branch falls onto a motorcyclist on To Hien Thanh Street in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, June 13, 2020. Photo: Tran Van Thong / Tuoi Tre

Police in District 10 finished examining the scene and removing the tree branch from the street as of 9:00 pm the same day.

It was raining lightly at the time of the incident, according to eyewitnesses.

Due to the effect of Tropical Storm Nuri, the first to hit Vietnam this year, the southern metropolis was battered by heavy rain accompanied by strong gusts on Saturday afternoon.

The tree whose branch is broken during the rain in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, June 13, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

The tree whose branch was broken during the rain in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, June 13, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

Rainfall lingered until late in the evening.

At around 2:00 pm the same day, two people on a motorcycle were injured by a falling tree branch on 3/2 Street in District 10, Lao Dong (Labor) newspaper reported.

The victims were both brought to the hospital for emergency treatment. One of them suffered a broken arm.

The tree whose branch is broken during the rain in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, June 13, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

The tree whose branch was broken during the rain in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, June 13, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

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