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One person dies in house collapse

Update: November, 06/2015 - 13:34
A house that was being constructed collapsed, killing one person in HCM City's Binh Chanh District. — Photo tienphong.vn

HCM CITY (VNS) — One person was killed and 10 were injured when a house that was being constructed in Vinh Loc B Commune in HCM City's Binh Chanh District collapsed yesterday afternoon.

The incident occurred during a rainstorm in the city.

The victim, 39-year-old Nguyen Van Dung, was a local resident who was taking shelter from the rain in the house. He died at Cho Ray Hospital, despite the best efforts taken by doctors to save his life.

All the 10 injured persons were construction workers who were staying in the house.

When the local people heard cries for help immediately after the house collapsed, they rushed to the site to rescue the victims.

According to Binh Chanh District authorities, the house was in its final phase of construction when it collapsed.

Initial investigation said the owner of the house had not been granted a permit.

Binh Chanh District People's Committee's deputy chairman visited the site of the incident to direct the investigation and to inquire about the health of the injured persons in the hospital.—VNS

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