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Crane collapse traps several workers

Update: November, 25/2015 - 11:46
A rescue team dismantles a crane after it suddenly collapsed last night at HCM City's Tan Thuan Port. — Photo
HCM CITY (VNS) — A crane with a load capacity of several tonnes suddenly collapsed yesterday at Tan Thuan Port in HCM City's District 7, trapping many workers.

The number of fatalities and injured people remains unknown. 

At 11.30pm yesterday, the crane broke while it was being used to unload cargo from a vessel of the Viet Nam Ocean Shipping Joint Stock Company. The crane fell down on the cargo and the workers near the vessel. 

Several rescue workers have been mobilised to save those trapped in the debris. Three ambulances have been kept ready to take the victims to hospital. 

The site of the accident has been cordoned off for further investigation. — VNS


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