Five killed, six injured after factory wall collapses in Bình Định

September 16, 2022 - 11:20
The wall collapsed suddenly during heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds.
The scene of the accident at the Nhơn Hòa Industrial Park, in the southern coastal province of Bình Định, on Thursday afternoon. — VNA/VNS Photo Sỹ Thắng

BÌNH ĐỊNH — Five workers were killed and six others injured after a wall, which was under construction at a food processing factory belonging to Savvy Seafood Vietnam Co.,Ltd, collapsed in Nhơn Hòa Industrial Park in Bình Định Province on Thursday afternoon.

The wall collapsed suddenly during heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds.

The dead have been named as; Phạm Đức Tài, 24; Hồ Ngọc Luân, 24; Ngô Thanh Trực, 37; Hồ Văn Hướng, 56; and Nguyễn Thị Thanh Ái, 34.

The injured are Nguyễn Thanh Quang, 41; Nguyễn Thị Gái, 51; Nguyễn Thị Hoan; 37; Nguyễn Thanh Vân, 70; Trần Văn Đạt, 49; and Nguyễn Thành Lập, 30.

All of these victims come from An Nhơn Town and Tuy Phước District of the province.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

Hồ Quốc Dũng, secretary of the province's Party Committee and Nguyễn Tuấn Thanh, deputy chairman of the provincial People's Committee, visited the scene of the accident on Friday morning to direct the investigation.

Dũng said this is a very serious case.

He asked relevant agencies to investigate the cause and clarify the responsibility of the organisation and individual.

"Whoever violates regulations will be strictly dealt with," he said.

On Friday morning, Secretary of Binh Dinh Provincial Party Committee Hồ Quốc Dũng came to inspect the scene and visited the victims. — VNA/VNS Photo

Colonel Huỳnh Bảo Nguyên, deputy director of the provincial Police Department, said the initial investigation showed the wall was not built following the design.

According to the design, he said it is necessary to set up the beam and then build the wall.

However, he said the wall had been built without setting up the beam.

"This is alleged to be the main cause of the collapse," he said.

On Thursday evening, Mai Việt Trung, secretary of the town's Party Committee, went to Bình Định Province's General Hospital to visit the injured victims, who are being treated there.

The town administration has supported VNĐ3 million (US$126) for each injured victim and VNĐ5 million ($211) for each dead victim's family. — VNS