A dumper truck driver in Hong Kong has been rescued after being trapped inside his vehicle for 1½ hours, when it plunged down a slope in the New Territories on Thursday evening.
The truck was lying 30 metres down the slope off Route Twisk near Shek Kong Village. The man was rescued by the Fire Services Department, a police spokesman said, and was taken to Tuen Mun Hospital for treatment.
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The accident took place at 5.10pm. The dumper truck was travelling along Route Twisk towards Yuen Long when it reportedly lost control and careered into the opposite lane before plunging down the slope.
Medical teams from the Hospital Authority were on standby at the scene.
The Transport Department said the Tsuen-Wan bound lane of Route Twisk, which was closed near Shek Kong Village because of the accident, had since been reopened to all traffic.
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