2 killed in their sleep as strong winds bring tree down in Phu Quoc

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The scene of an incident in which fierce winds uproots an 11-meter-high tree in Phu Quoc. Photo credit: Nguoi Lao Dong The scene of an incident in which fierce winds uproots an 11-meter-high tree in Phu Quoc. Photo credit: Nguoi Lao Dong

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An 11-meter-high tree was suddenly uprooted in heavy rain and strong winds early Wednesday morning, killing two workers and injuring three others in the island resort town of Phu Quoc.
The tree, whose trunk had a 75-centimeter diameter, reportedly collapsed onto a tent nearby, where all the five victims were sleeping, at around 1 a.m., authorities said.
The group of five were construction workers of a local company in the southern province of Kien Giang, they said.
Two workers, from Dak Lak and Lam Dong provinces, were killed instantly while the other three were rushed to hospital with severe injuries.
Doctors at the Phu Quoc General Hospital said the three patients are treated for broken bones and injuries in limbs and hips.
Earlier on Tuesday, a 30-meter-high tree fell down on a house inside Tao Dan Park in Ho Chi Minh City. The incident damaged most of the house’s furniture, witnesses said.

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