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Hydropower project tunnel collapse traps 11 workers

Update: December, 16/2014 - 15:36
Eleven to twelve workers were trapped after a tunnel collapsed yesterday at the Da Dang-Dachomo hydropower project in the Central Highland Lam Dong Province. — Photo baolamdong

LAM DONG (VNS) — Eleven to twelve workers were trapped after a tunnel collapsed yesterday at the Da Dang-Dachomo hydropower project in the Central Highland Lam Dong Province, according to the project's management committee.

The workers were going to a construction site inside the tunnel around 7am, when it collapsed just 300m to 500m from the entrance. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined. Meanwhile, the possibility of another collapse is high.

The local authorities immediately started a rescue operation. Oxygen was pumped into the tunnel, but the rescue team has not been able to make contact with the trapped workers. — VNS

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