|The site where the truck was stranded. - Photo vov.vn|Viet Nam News
GIA LAI - A police officer from the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai died on Saturday after sacrificing himself to save a stranded driver.
Sergeant major Bùi Minh Quý, 25, from northern Hà Nam Province was mobilised to rescue a truck that had become stranded on an overflowing dam in An Khê Town.
The truck, carrying sugar cane, had gotten stuck in the flood caused by water released from the An Khê-Ka Nak hydropower plant. The driver was forced to climb on top of the truck and call for help.
Sergeant major Quý swam out to the truck. Due to the swift current, Quý was swept away and stuck under the dam. Rescue forces did not manage to get access to the site and save him in time. – VNS