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Woman dies as truck plunges into abyss

Update: April, 13/2015 - 11:54

DIEN BIEN (VNS) — One woman was killed and two persons were injured, when a truck plunged into an abyss at km47 of national highway 4H in Dien Bien at noon yesterday.

A rescue team said all three victims were members of a family. The driver of the truck and a three-year-old child were slightly injured.

The child narrowly escaped death, despite being thrown out of the truck. The accident reportedly happened because the driver lost control of the vehicle after he had an asthma attack.

Authorities reached the accident site in the northern province to repair the damage and to investigate the cause of the accident. — VNS

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