Teacher allegedly assaults elderly couple in central Vietnam

Tuong Xuan Dang’s eye following the attack - Tuoi Tre
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A teacher in Vietnam has allegedly attacked an elderly couple after assuming they were responsible for his road accident.

Police in Quang Phuong Commune, Quang Trach District, Quang Binh Province, have confirmed that they were investigating a case in which an elderly couple, in their 70s, were assaulted by a local teacher.

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According to preliminary information, the incident occurred at around 10:00 pm on Saturday last week.

Tuong Xuan Dang, 77, and his wife, 73-year-old Tran Thi Lan, were sleeping inside their house when Pham Viet Duc, who lives in the same neighborhood, arrived at the residence to yell at the couple.

Duc works as a teacher at the Quang Tien Middle School in the namesake commune in Quang Trach.

After screaming, Duc climbed over the fence of the house, reportedly reeking of alcohol, claiming that the elderly residents were responsible for his accident on a previous day.

Duc insisted that the pile of sand put in front of their house had caused him to fall off his motorbike, before beating both senior citizens.

Dang and Lan were both admitted to a local general hospital for treatment.

According to doctors at the infirmary, Dang suffered bruises and bleeding around his eyes, while his wife had a wound on her neck.

Local officers are investigating further.

-Tuoi Tre News

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