A man died of brain injury Sunday after a big tree uprooted and fell on his vehicle in Ho Chi Minh City.
Tu Minh Khai, 25, succumbed to traumatic brain injury and excessive bleeding at 6.40 p.m., doctors at Cho Ray Hospital said.
Khai was driving in An Duong Vuong St. in Dist. 5 when the tree, a dipterocarpus alatus, suddenly uprooted and fell across the road, hitting three houses and dozens of vehicles, causing great damages.
Most drivers managed to flee, but Khai was knocked down on the street by the branches. The unconscious man was rushed to Cho Ray Hospital but doctors couldn't save him.
It took workers from the HCMC Parks and Trees Company a couple of hours to remove the tree.
A representative of the company said it "expressed deep and heartfelt condolence" to the family of Khai's, and would negotiate a compensation with the victim's family.