Keep your head on a swivel

Danger is everywhere even when you think you are keeping a watchful eye.

Keep your head on a swivel
Scene of the accident. Photo phapluatvietnam

For 50-year-old Nguyen Van C in An Duong District, coastal city of Hai Phong, living on a river meant he had to always be aware.

His life would have peacefully drifted on like a boat, if it hadn't been for a truck driven by 27-year-old Trinh Van N.

The driver lost control of the vehicle, smashed through a barricade and the truck landed on C's tiny boat, with him aboard.

The porr boatman was severely injured and died in a local hospital.

 

Wariness is not always enough, especially when danger lurks behind every vehicle on the road in Vietnam. VNS

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