Falling tree kills man in Saigon

By Dinh Vui   August 22, 2023 | 07:45 am PT
Falling tree kills man in Saigon
People inspect the spot where a tree fell and killed a man in HCMC, Aug. 22. 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Ho Dinh
A tree around 10 meters tall fell during a powerful wind and rainstorm in HCMC's Thu Duc City Tuesday night, crushing a man to death.

The 54-year-old man was parking his motorbike under the tree during a thunderstorm at around 7 p.m. when the tree was uprooted and fell onto him.

There was little traffic at the time and no one else was hurt. The local tree management unit then cut the tree into small pieces to clear the area, retrieving the victim and his motorbike.

Thunderstorms were recorded in many HCMC districts on Tuesday evening. More heavy rains are forecast until the end of the month.

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