Driver missing after container truck falls into Da Nang river

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The driver of a container truck crashed through the side of a bridge and fell into the Han River in Da Nang on Monday was still missing, police said.

 

The driver's assistant had managed to open the door and was rescued by local residents after falling around 30 meters from the Tuyen Son Bridge.

 

Eyewitnesses said the truck hit the separator several times, went over the sidewalk for pedestrians that is 30 centimeters high and damaged 10 meters of the side that is one meter high before plunging into the river.

 

The container had not been salvaged as of Tuesday evening as it was too deep under water. Rescuers are still looking for the driver, Nguyen Vinh, 27, who hails from nearby Thua Thien-Hue Province.

 

Police are investigating the accident.

 

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