Driver drowns after driving truck off pier

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A male truck driver in his 50s drove his truck off the pier into the ocean in front of the passenger terminal at Naha New Port in Minatomachi, Naha City, in the morning of August 28.

A rescue team from the Naha Fire Department responding to the incident pulled the man out of the truck and took him to a hospital where he was confirmed dead two hours later.

The truck fell into the ocean front first and the driver had his seat belt fastened. Naha Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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