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Two killed after truck slams into HCM City bike shop

Update: May, 22/2015 - 09:11
Emergency workers attempt to clear a secondhand motorbike shop in HCM City's District 8 after a truck crashed into it, killing two people and injuring another three. — Photo vnexpress.net

HCM CITY (VNS) — A truck carrying sand crashed into a shop selling used motorbikes in HCM City's District 8 yesterday morning, killing two people and injuring three others.

The vehicle veered out of control after crossing Nhi Thien Duong Bridge possibly because of a brake malfunction, with the driver Ho Van Truc, 26, of Bac Lieu shouting warnings to people in front.

According to witnesses, there were four occupants inside, including the building owner — Bui Thi Phuoc, 62, Do Thi Sau, 78, Do Van Tu, 48, and Lam Lien Tai, 47 — and two customers, La Han Lu and Phan Tu Mai, when the truck crashed.

Phuoc, the owner, and Lu, 40, died on the spot and the other three were rushed to hospital.

The driver fled after the accident.

Tai, the owner of the shop, said a wall collapsed and fell on him but fortunately he was not injured seriously. — VNS

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