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Rock collapse crushes three miners to death

Update: June, 08/2013 - 09:50

THANH HOA (VNS)– A rocky mountain collapse above a mine shaft in central Thanh Hoa Province's Dong Son yesterday morning killed three miners instantly and left another seriously injuring, according to local authorities.

Hundreds of boulders fell suddenly onto the victims, aged between 33 and 51, while they were preparing for a rock drill while mining in the Vuc mountain side of Dong Quang Commune.

The injured man was taken to Dong Son General Hospital while the three bodies were found buried under rock three hours after the incident.

The mine belongs to Song Ma Ltd Co, which said the victims were seasonal labourers who didn't have contracts.-VNS


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