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Hoa Sen offers funds to workers trapped in tunnel

Update: December, 22/2014 - 15:00
Hoa Sen Group donates over VND600 million to support tunnal-collapse victims. — VNS Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — The Hoa Sen Group, a steel manufacturer, on Sunday donated a total of more than VND600 million (US$2,900) to a local rescue team and to 12 workers who had been trapped in a collapsed tunnel in the Central Highlands of Lam Dong.

The group gave each male worker VND30 million ($1,400), while the females received VND50 million ($2,400) each. In addition, the company paid for return air tickets for the 12 workers to travel to their hometown during Lunar New Year.

Of the money, the company gave VND100 million ($4,800) to the provincial police's rescue team and VND100 million to army engineers.

While working on a hydropower plant, the workers became trapped about 50mm from the entrance of the 700m-long tunnel, which runs through a mountain and brings water to the plant. They were rescued after 81 hours of work from the rescue teams. — VNS

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