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Worker dies at new Ghềnh bridge construction site

Update: June, 01/2016 - 11:00
The construction site of the Ghềnh Bridge where the accident happened. — Photo
Viet Nam News

ĐỒNG NAI — A worker died yesterday morning while installing the spans at the Ghềnh Bridge in Biên Hòa City of southern Đồng Nai Province.

The victim, Phan Văn Thủy, 21, a native of central Nghệ An Province, was hit by a crane pulling up steel blocks at the scene. Due to his serious injuries he died on the spot.

The accident happened at an empty ground in Quyết Thắng Ward about 200mes from the bridge which is under construction.

According to Trần Tiến Đạt, Biên Hòa City’s police head, the police are working with relevant agencies to probe into the accident. The victim’s body was transferred to Đồng Nai General Hospital for further investigation.

The 112-year-old Ghềnh Bridge, across River Đồng Nai, collapsed after its pillar was rammed by a barge carrying 800 tonnes of sand on March 20 this year.

The collapse resulted in the interruption of railway services on the North-South railway line.

Construction work on the new bridge started in early April and will be finished this July. The width of the new bridge will be expanded by 2.4m to allow movement of motorcycles and bicycles. — VNS

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