HCM City (VNA) - A light decorating company in Ho Chi Minh City has agreed to pay 1,000 USD compensation to a foreigner who tripped and hit her face on the sidewalk due to the company’s negligence.

District 1 People’s Committee deputy chairman Doan Ngoc Hai said the authorities held a meeting with the Vien Dong Investment Export Import Co, Ltd to discuss the incident, during which the company also agreed to send an apology letter to the female tourist in question. 

If the tourist, who is yet to be identified, is no longer in Vietnam, the company will have to contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and relevant agencies to determine her identity to send the apology letter and the compensation amount, Hai said.

Earlier, on April 4, the tourist is said to have tripped on a bent piece of metal that resembled a toe clip trap on the sidewalk of Le Loi Street in District 1. She fell and hit her face on the concrete road and was later taken to a hospital with her nose and lip bleeding.

The metal pieces are believed to have been left behind by the Vien Dong company following its installation of LED decorative lights on Le Loi Street.

District 1 has asked the company to remove the metal traps at the earliest.-VNA