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Man fatally crushed by excavator falling off truck in Vietnam

Man fatally crushed by excavator falling off truck in Vietnam

Monday, March 14, 2022, 11:18 GMT+7
Man fatally crushed by excavator falling off truck in Vietnam
A truck carrying an excavator runs across the street at high speed in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, March 13, 2022 in this still photo taken from CCTV footage.

A man was killed after being crushed by an excavator that fell off a truck in a road accident in Nghe An Province, north-central Vietnam on Sunday.

The incident took place in Dong Hop Commune, Quy Hop District at around 8:00 am on Sunday, the district police unit confirmed later the same day.

Preliminary information showed that a truck, which was transporting an excavator, exited an alley at high speed before running across the street, mounting the sidewalk, and crashing into a house.

A man, about 60 years old, had just parked his motorbike on the sidewalk at the time.

He did not get hit by the truck.

Police examine the crash site in Nghe An Province, March 13, 2022 in this photo supplied by a Tuoi Tre reader.

Police examine the crash site in Nghe An Province, March 13, 2022 in this photo supplied by a Tuoi Tre reader.

However, after the truck crashed into the house, the excavator it was carrying fell off and crushed the victim.

Local residents rushed to help him but he was already dead.

Another man was also present at the scene, but managed to get out of harm’s way.

The accident was caught on CCTV installed in front of a local house.

Police are now working to determine the reason behind the crash.

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Duy Khang - D.Hoa / Tuoi Tre News

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