Three killed in kiln wall collapse

Update: November, 19/2015 - 17:20
The lime kiln's collapsed wall, which killed three people this morning in Hai Phong's Thuy Nguyen District. — Photo

HAI PHONG (VNS) — Three people were killed when the wall of a lime kiln in Hai Phong collapsed this morning, according to a Dan Tri online newspaper report.

The incident happened at 9 a.m. at a private lime kiln that was under repair, in Thuy Nguyen District's Lai Xuan Commune.

The high stone wall of the lime kiln suddenly collapsed over a group of workers who were seated in front of it. Three of them were buried under the piles of rubble and died immediately, the report said.

The victims were identified as Bui Van Duc, 53, Bui Van Cuong, 28, and Bui Van Trinh, 27, all residents of Lai Xuan commune.

Nguyen Tran Lanh, chairman of the district's People's Committee, directed the district and commune police to preserve the scene for investigations and prevent another incident.

The three bodies were handed over to their families for burial. The local authorities also provided VND10 million (US$455) in compensation to each victim's family ahead of the funeral. — VNS