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Rock crushes 2 to death in Ha Giang

Update: April, 21/2015 - 17:50
The accident scene at the rock mine. — VNA/VNS Photo Do Binh

HA GIANG (VNS) — The bodies of the two victims crushed by a falling rock in the northern province of Ha Giang's Bac Quang District were returned to their families today.

This was revealed by the district People's Committee Vice Chairman, Duong Tien Son.

The accident took place yesterday at noon after a giant rock slipped down a rock mine owned by the local Tuan Linh Cooperative, killing two workers at the scene.

Dinh Xuan Nghia, 33, from Phu Tho Province, and Tran Van Bac, 38, from Tuyen Quang Province, were the only workers to have stayed back at the mine after the other workers left for their lunch break.

The families of the victims will receive a compensation worth VND5 million (US$230) each, Son said.

The district police are investigating the cause of the incident. — VNS

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