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Driver escapes unhurt as truck plunges off mountain

Update: March, 19/2015 - 15:16
The components of the depressed truck lie scattered in the deep valley. The driver jumped out alive earlier. — Photo

LAO CAI (VNS) — A tanker truck with failed brakes plunged down a mountain into a deep valley in Bac Ha District, Lao Cai Province, at noon on Wednesday.

However, the driver managed to jump out unhurt before the truck fell.

The head of the Lao Cai Province Traffic Safety Board told the online newspaper Vnexpress the tanker truck, belonging to Petrolimex Ha Noi Transportation and Trading Joint-Stock Company, was returning to Lao Cai City after unloading cargo in Bac Ha – Si Ma Cai area, when its brakes failed. The truck crashed through the road fencing and fell 100m into the valley.

Online photos showed that the truck's broken parts were lying scattered over a wide area.

The concerned agencies are working to retrieve the wreckage of the truck. — VNS

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