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Crane accident kills one, injures two at railway construction site

Update: November, 07/2014 - 08:26
A steel beam dropped from a crane yesterday at Thanh Xuan Station on the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway project on Nguyen Trai Street, Thanh Xuan District. The accident killed at least one person and seriously injured two others. — VNA/VNS Photo Doan Tan

HA NOI (VNS) — At least one person died and two others were injured yesterday after being crushed by a steel beam that dropped from a crane at the construction site of a railway bridge in Thanh Xuan District.

The accident occurred at Thanh Xuan Station on the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway project on Nguyen Trai Street.

Representatives from the Ministry of Transport and Ha Noi authorities have visited the families of the dead man and the injured victims, who are being treated at a military hospital.

Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Ngoc Dong said the ministry had decided to suspend the construction of the whole railway project.

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The ministry asked relevant agencies to review and take measures to ensure the safety of workers and local residents.

The ministry also instructed relevant agencies, including the project contractor, consultant and management board, to work with authorised agencies to find out the reason for the accident and identify those responsibile.

City authorities will provide initial financial support for family of the dead and injured victims.

The Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway project will cost VND8.8 trillion ($419 million) using loans from the Chinese Government. The entire project measures 13km and will have 12 stations and a depot. It stretches from Cat Linh Street to Yen Nghia bus station in Ha Dong District.

The case is under further investigation. — VNS

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