Falling branch kills pedestrian in southern Vietnamese hub

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A 43-year-old woman died after being struck by a falling tree branch just after crossing a Ho Chi Minh City street on Tuesday, VnExpress reported.

According to the news website, the dried out branch that hit Do Thi Tuyet Hanh's head was three meters long and had a 10-centimeter diameter, adding that it broke into four parts after the fall.

The tree, which was located on Dinh Tien Hoang Street in Binh Thanh District, was over 30 meters high and 0.8 meters in diameter, it said.

Witnesses said the accident happened after Hanh, who worked for a clothes shop near the accident site, had just crossed the street to catch a bus to return to her home in District 12.

Locals then rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she died soon after.

Police are investigating the incident.

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