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Two prosecuted for bridge collapse

Update: May, 10/2014 - 08:56

LAI CHAU  (VNS) — Police in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, have decided to prosecute two people for violating construction regulations that lead to a bridge collapse in Tam Duong District.

The accident killed eight people and injured nearly 40 others in February this year.

Investigations by the Ministry of Public Security found that the anchor screws on the bridge did not meet the required standards, reducing the bridge's load-bearing capacity, leading to the collapse.

Nguyen Van Ky and Bui Hai Son have been put on temporary detention.

Ky, director of a private construction enterprise, allowed less qualified people to supervise the construction of the suspension bridge. The construction process also failed to meet standards.

Son, a technician at Tam Duong District's project management board, failed to identify the project's contractor using substandard anchor screws. — VNS


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