A man was injured when a tree fell on him on Tuesday, the third casualty caused by trees uprooted by heavy rain and strong wind in Ho Chi Minh City in the past few days
The 20 meter high Senegal mahogany on the sidewalk of Su Van Hanh St. in District 5 suddenly fell across the street at around 3.30 p.m., witnesses said.
The tree trunk struck the man, identified as Huynh Minh Cuong, 34, who was riding a scooter.
More than 20 locals and passers-by joined force to lift the tree to pull Cuong out. He was rushed to hospital with grave injuries, witnesses said.
The victim's scooter as well as a car parking nearby were damaged.
A witness said the tree fell in heavy rain and strong wind, apparently the same condition that caused two deaths in the past five days.
On Aug. 26, a 60-year-old woman succumbed to injuries after a tree branch fell on her when she was jogging in Tao Dan Park in Dist. 1.
Two days later, a tree uprooted and fell on a 25-year-old man in a street in District 5. He suffered from traumatic brain injury and excessive bleeding and died later.