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Wall collapse leaves 2 dead in HCM City

Update: June, 13/2014 - 08:48
The convention centre, with two basement floors, is being built at a cost of VND150 billion (more than US$7 million). Its investor is the Khai Vy Corporation. — Photo tienphong

HCM CITY (VNS) – Two people died yesterday morning, after a wall of the under-construction convention centre collapsed on them in HCM City's District 7 following heavy rains and strong winds.

The victims, Phan Van Chau, 49, and Nguyen Thi Kim Loan, 42, were workers at the construction site. When they were taking shelter under the convention centre during the rains, a 20-cm block of wall, three-metre wide and four-metre high, collapsed on them, injuring them seriously. The two victims died while they were being taken to the hospital.

The nine-storey convention centre, with two basement floors, is being built at a cost of VND150 billion (more than US$7 million). Its investor is the Khai Vy Corporation.

The accident is under investigation. — VNS

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