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Stone mine collapse kills three, buries four

Update: January, 22/2016 - 17:49

Scene of the accident that kills at least three workers and bury four others when a stone mine collapsed this morning in Dong Son Hamlet, Yen Lam Commune, Yen Dinh District. — Photo

THANH HOA (VNS) — Three people died while four others were buried under rubble when a stone mine collapsed here this morning in Dong Son Hamlet, Yen Lam Commune, Yen Dinh District.

Witnesses heard a huge explosion. The falling rocks trapped all the workers inside the mine, which is managed by the Tuan Hung Company.

"Three workers died at the scene, while many others are still buried under the pile of rocks," Nguyen Minh Thanh, a witness, told a reporter of

District and provincial police authorities dispatched injured workers to the 
hospital and initiated a rescue operation for those trapped in the collapsed mine.

Deputy Chairman of Yen Lam Commune Nguyen Quang Phi said the rescue team faced many difficulties in digging up the large pile of fallen rocks in the rain.

The local authorities are inspecting the cause of the deaths of the three workers.
This is the third serious accident to occur at a workplace in Thanh Hoa Province, with a total of 15 fatalities since the beginning of this year.

Previously, a scaffold collapse killed four people at the construction site of a bridge project in Ta Pan Village, Trung Son Commune, on January 9.

Eight residents also died due to carbon monoxide poisoning inside a lime kiln in Hoang Giang Commune, Nong Cong District, on January 1. — VNS

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