Locals loot truck after crash that kills two in northern Vietnam

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 05/20/2017 11:49 GMT + 7

Dozens of people loot the product scattered from the crashed truck in this photo shared on Facebook.

The only survivor in a recent truck accident that claimed two lives in the northern province of Hoa Binh was left speechless seeing locals rush out to loot products on the vehicle, instead of helping them.

A truck was transporting rice bran on the National Highway 6 in Quy Hau Commune in Tan Lac District at around 1:45 am on Thursday when the driver lost control and crashed into a mountain.

Only one of the three people in the cabin survived the crash, albeit with multiple injuries.

The sole survivor immediately called for help, only to see dozens of local residents and passers-by jostle to the street to loot the bran bags scattered around the road, he recalled.

Some of the looters even deployed cargo motorbikes to take home as much of the rice bran as they could.

A police team was immediately dispatched to the scene but eventually failed to stop the crowds of looters.

Bui Minh Tram, chief officer of the Quy Hau police unit, said there are no immediate statistics on the value of the looted bran bags.

Officers are currently working to identify the looters while assisting the surviving victim, he added.

This is not the first time a cargo truck was looted by locals after an accident in Vietnam.

In November 2016, a mob of residents rushed to loot goods spilling out from the cargo of a truck that suddenly caught fire in the south-central province of Binh Dinh.

In December 2013, hoards of people also ran out to the street to loot hundreds of beer cans that poured from an overturned truck in the southern city of Bien Hoa.

In July 2014, two men involved in the looting were sentenced to six months each in prison for “publicly appropriating property.”

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

One thought on “Locals loot truck after crash that kills two in northern Vietnam

  1. Xe mới bị tai nạn, 2 người chết, chỉ 1 người sống sót, nhưng đám người (?) này chẳng quan tâm đến gì cả, ngoài việc cướp giật.

    Việt Nam chẳng tự nhiên mà nghèo đói sau cả “4000 năm văn hiến.”

    Số lượt thích

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