|The tree's roots had died and hollowed out months ago, which resulted in it being knocked down during inclement weather. — Photo Hanoi Park and Green Tree company
HA NOI (VNS) — An African mahogany tree on the Ta Quang Buu Street fell and slightly injured a female university student during heavy rain around 10pm yesterday.
The student was driving through the street when the tree, which is 80 centimetres in diameter, was uprooted due to the inclement weather and fell down, injuring the student.
The Ha Noi Urban Tree Company's employees worked overnight to remove the tree from the road to prevent any traffic blockage.
This was the first instance of a tree having fallen and injured a Ha Noi resident this year, the company said.
The tree's roots had died months ago and their weakness was identified as the cause for its collapse. — VNS