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Two injured in tree collapse amid gale wind in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 13:45 GMT+7
Two injured in tree collapse amid gale wind in Ho Chi Minh City
A motorbike is crushed by a falling tree on Nguyen Cong Tru Street in Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, April 12, 2021. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Heavy rain and wind gusts on Monday afternoon uprooted a tree in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, crushing a passing motorbike and injuring two riders.

The incident transpired around 2:00 pm on Nguyen Cong Tru Street in Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, where the two victims, 41-year-old Tran Thi Thuy L. and an unidentified driver, were passing when the tree fell on them.

It was later revealed that the driver was transporting L. on a Grab ride.  

Nearby residents promptly brought the two victims to the hospital, while officials also showed up to seal off the scene for an investigation.

The motorbike’s headlights were shattered, while the steering handle bar was dislocated.

Heavy rain coupled with strong winds on Monday also caused several trees in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7 to be uprooted, damaging one car.

Nguyen Cong Tru Street in Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City is sealed off for inspection, April 12, 2021. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Cong Tru Street in Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City is sealed off for inspection, April 12, 2021. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

An uprooted tree on Nguyen Cong Tru Street in Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, April 12, 2021. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

An uprooted tree on Nguyen Cong Tru Street in Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, April 12, 2021. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

A motorbike is crushed by fallen trees on Nguyen Cong Tru Street in Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, April 12, 2021. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

A motorbike is crushed by a falling tree on Nguyen Cong Tru Street in Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, April 12, 2021. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Fallen trees crush a car in Phu My Hung Urban Area in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, April 12, 2021. Photo: M.H. / Tuoi Tre

Falling trees crush a car in Phu My Hung New Urban Area in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, April 12, 2021. Photo: M.H. / Tuoi Tre

Fallen trees crush a car on Nguyen Van Linh Street in District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 12, 2021. Video: M.H. / Tuoi Tre

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