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Taking the cake and the gate

Update: December, 11/2018 - 09:00
The truck carried the concrete block for a considerable distance.
Viet Nam News

Vietnamese drivers aren’t known for their keen powers of observation, but one truck driver took the cake last week. Or, rather, the gate.

On December 4, a truck loaded with timber pulled down a concrete village gate while driving under it in Gia Hội village in the central province of Quảng Nam.

Although the concrete block was jammed on top of the truck, the driver continued as normal. He continued driving for a considerable distance until some motorbike drivers got him to stop. The concrete block was removed safely.

The truck driver, Nguyễn Trường Sơn, was a local villager. After the accident, Sơn went to the communal People’s Committee office, confirming he would pay to re-build the gate.

According to a representative of Quế Phong Commune authorities, Quế Sơn District, the truck driver confessed he knew his truck had pulled down the gate but due to fears the vehicle would overturn, he continued driving.   

The startling image of a truck carrying timber and a whole concrete block was certainly a hit on social media, even if Sơn wasn’t in his local bia hơi. — VNS

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