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Nearly a kilogram of metal nails found scattered on Ho Chi Minh City’s streets

Nearly a kilogram of metal nails found scattered on Ho Chi Minh City’s streets

Friday, January 21, 2022, 10:38 GMT+7
Nearly a kilogram of metal nails found scattered on Ho Chi Minh City’s streets
The specialized metal collecting device picked up hundreds of sharp metal objects along Provincial Road 10 Overpass in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City, January 18, 2022.

Nearly a kilogram of sharp metal objects and brake wires cut into small pieces was found on Tuesday on separate sections of major roads in Ho Chi Minh City, causing an alarm among motorcyclists and local authorities.

In just 15 minutes, workers from IDICO Infrastructure Development Investment JSC, using magnetic devices, collected almost a kilogram of tire metal objects from a 50m-long section of the Provincial Road 10 Overpass in Binh Tan District.

The rhombus-shaped metal objects were believed to be purposely scattered by repair shop owners along the roads to puncture tires and thus force drivers to use their service, normally at exorbitant prices.

Dinh Minh Canh drives his specialized metal collecting vehicle along the National Highway No. 1, Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.

Dinh Minh Canh drives his specialized metal collecting vehicle along National Highway No. 1 in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.

Dinh Minh Canh, the creator of a metal collecting machine, also found over 100g of other sharp objects, as well as brake wires cut into small pieces, along a four-meter long segment of National Highway No. 1 in Binh Chanh District.

“Compared to the last campaign that was conducted at the beginning of the year, the number of sharp metal objects we collected has noticeably decreased,” Canh said.

He also shared that the amount of metal dropped 80-90 percent compared to the same time last year.

Hundreds of small pieces cut from brake wires were intentionally dropped on roads, posing a huge danger for commuters.

Hundreds of small pieces cut from brake wires were intentionally dropped on roads, posing a huge danger for commuters in Ho Chi Minh City.

“Given that authorities are carrying out routine patrols, and that we have the support from local residents, this long-standing problem is gradually being addressed,” Canh shared.

“However, motorcyclists should still drive at low speed to ensure their safety."

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Nhu Nguyet / Tuoi Tre News

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