Lao help truck plunges off bridge – one useless, two injured

New continues to hurry into southern Laos as international reduction tries to know the complete extent of the injury from the floods that occured final Monday evening after a privately owned hydroelectric dam breached its walls.
But as reduction teams pour in, a man has been killed and two others injured when their truck loaded with provisions and donated items for Loatians affected by floodwaters, skidded off a bridge into the ravine beneath. The truck plunged into a river in Savannakhet province earlier today (Sunday).
The accident website was about 80 kilometres from the Attapeu province, which was inundated final Monday after the collapse of a rock-filled saddle section of the Xe Pien-Xe Namnoy dam failed, releasing tonnes of water onto six downstream villages.
Rescue employees rushed to the accident scene to seek out particles from the truck about 50 meters below a street bridge. They had to use ropes to abseil from the bridge to the truck under.
The injured passengers were raised to safety by stretchers. They advised rescuers that they have been Laotians and had left Pakse in Champasak province to ship objects donated by Thai and foreign authorities to these affected by inundation in Attapeu when the accident happened. One of them stated the truck was taking a flip when its brakes appeared to malfunction. The automobile then skidded off the road, hit the bridge’s rail and plunged into the river..

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