|A part of Lê Viết Thuật school’s roof is damaged by the crane. Photo: zing.vn|Viet Nam News
NGHỆ AN — A tower crane at a construction site abruptly fell yesterday afternoon into a neighbouring high school in the central province of Nghệ An, killing one student on the playground.
The accident happened at around 5pm at Lê Viết Thuật high school in Vinh City.
When the crane crashed, a group of 10 students were playing on the playground. The incident happened so suddenly that the student had no time to react.
The victim, tenth-grader Trần Văn Hải, died instantly upon impact. One of his friends was slightly injured while some others fainted due to extreme shock and were later sent to hospital.
The crane also damaged a part of the school’s roof and at least three electric bicycles parked on the ground.
The crane belongs to Trường Thành company, which is building a new shopping mall and housing complex next to the school.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. — VNS