Woman dies sleeping in car

By Le Tan   June 2, 2023 | 12:11 am PT
Woman dies sleeping in car
The Toyota Camry where a 20-year-old woman in Hai Phong had slept in and died. Photo by Xuan Hoa
A woman has died and her father and sister are in hospital after they spent the night in the family car in the northern Hai Phong City.

When their house in An Lao District lost power on Thursday night, Pham Minh Hang, 20, along with her father, 49, and younger sister, 15, went to sleep in their car which was parked in the family’s garage, as it had air conditioning and the house was too hot.

At around 3:15 a.m., Hang's mother, who stayed inside the house, went to check on her two children and husband and found all of them unconscious. They were all admitted to the local hospital, but Hang was confirmed dead.

The man and girl woke up later after receiving emergency aid.

The car was an over-30-year-old Toyota Camry.

Police are investigating the cause of death, but suspect that the cause of death was lack of oxygen.

Hai Phong and other northern localities are experiencing a heat wave with temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius at certain points of day.

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