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Four salvage workers die on ship

Update: June, 19/2013 - 11:40

THUA THIEN-HUE (VNS)- Four workers died while salvaging a Malaysian oil tanker wrecked off the coast of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on Tuesday.

The four victims, aged between 19 and 39 years old, died on the spot after reportedly breathing toxic gas in the hold of the vessel.

Four other workers overcome in the same incident were saved by in-time application of emergency aid. They are said to be in a stable condition.

All eight workers were hired to retrieve the Onnekas One tanker which was wrecked off the coast of Phu Vang District's Vinh Thanh Commune last December.

The Onnekas One tanker was hit by strong waves on its way to China's Hainan Island and broke in two. The front drifted to Quang Dien District and the rear to Phu Vang District.

Ben Luc Salvage Co Lt has been hired to retrieve the two parts. - VNS

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