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Man killed by metal sheets in Huế

Update: October, 11/2016 - 16:00
The scene of the accident. -- Photo
Viet Nam News

THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ - A 55-year-old man fell on the road and died after being pierced by metal sheets while trying to steer his three-wheeled vehicle to avoid a semi-truck in central Huế City yesterday.

Nguyễn Khoa Toán was travelling on Huế City’s Tôn Thất Cảnh Road at 1pm, transporting 20 metal sheets on his motorbike, which was connected to a three-wheeled vehicle, through Lòn Bridge, when he saw a semi truck trying to turn around.

Toán braked to avoid a collision, which made all the metal sheets move forward, stabbing him in the back.

The impact was so strong, it made him fall on the road, resulting in his death.

The accident site has been cordoned off for investigation.

This is the third fatal accident caused by steel sheets. On September 24, a nine-year-old boy in Hà Nội’s Hoàng Mai District died after his throat was slashed when his bicycle crashed into a parked cyclo carrying steel sheets.

A day later, a 64-year-old woman died after her throat got cut in a similar manner when she was hit by a three-wheeler transporting sharp steel sheets in Hà Nội’s Hà Đông District. — VNS


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