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Truck driver’s luck runs out

Update: November, 27/2018 - 08:00
The scene of the accident. — Photo news.zing.vn
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A Hyundai truck driver from the northern province of Thái Nguyên might be the most unlucky man on earth. He was involved in two accidents in a single day.

On the afternoon of November 22, his car hit another truck stopped on the roadside while he was driving on Hà Nội - Thái Nguyên Express way.

The collision was so strong that the front of his truck was bent totally out of shape. The driver was seriously injured and was stuck inside the cabin for 30 minutes while local residents attempted to pull him out.

Soon after he was put in a taxi to be transported to the hospital, another truck running in the same direction smashed into the back of the taxi, causing damage to its tail.

The incident left three people injured including the taxi driver, the truck driver and a local resident who wanted to help the truck driver. They were later sent to the hospital for emergency treatment.

The proverb “misfortunes never come singly” certainly proved true for the truck driver.

Both of his legs were broken after the first accident and after the second one, he suffered injuries to his head and was unconscious.

Kayaking in HCM City’s floodwater

The tropical depression following Storm No 9, internally known as Usagi, has flooded many roads in HCM city, affecting the lives of residents. However, for Klyde Kristian Elisan Mata, an English teacher from the Philippines, it created the chance for an unforgettable memory.

On Sunday night, he invited some of his friends to come to his house to watch a movie. Due to heavy rain and severe flooding they could not return home. Mata and a friend from Australia thought of using a kayak, which was left at his house by another friend from the United States.

“At first I was not sure that I could kayak. But we could row to the nearest KFC shop and buy some food for our friends,” Mata told Vnexpress online newspaper.

As the city Department of Education and Training has ordered the closure of schools on Monday, Mata had a day off and he continued kayaking, venturing out on the boat to purchase his breakfast.

"I’m from the Philippines,” he told the paper. “Every year we face at least two major typhoons. I used to experience more severe flooding situations. This is not a big deal for me.”

He said this was his first time in a kayak, adding that kayaking in floodwater could be an “amazing” experience. — VNS

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