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Crane shaft breaks, tree trunk falls on teenager

Update: October, 05/2016 - 14:00
The incident site — Photo dantri.com.vn
Viet Nam News

BÌNH DƯƠNG — A tree trunk fell on a teenager at around 11am on October 4 while a truck mounted crane was loading a dozen coconut trunks.

Nguyễn Ngọc Vàn (43, residing in Bình Phước Province), the crane’s driver and controller, together with a group of workers, was loading the tree trunks in an empty lot next to Provincial Road No. 745 (ĐT745) in Thuận An Town.

While hoisting the crane, the shaft suddenly broke and caused a 5m-long coconut trunk to fall on Phan Lê Minh Triều, 15, from An Giang Province, who was standing beside the truck. The teenager died on the spot.

The town’s authorities arrived soon after and set up a blockade at the incident site to carry out their investigation.

The driver allegedly told the police that the same morning Triều had asked to go along for a ride in the crane and hang out with him.

Further investigation is underway. – VNS


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