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Police to take action in house collapse case

Update: August, 05/2016 - 19:00
Two out of seven victims are under treatment at the Saint Paul Hospital. – VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Ba Đình District Police last night proposed initiation of legal proceedings in the case of a house collapse that claimed two lives on Cửa Bắc Street yesterday.

The proposed legal action will be for violation of construction regulations, leading to serious consequences.

House No 43, which collapsed, was owned by Trần Anh Tuấn, 52, a resident of No 63, Hàm Long St, Hoàn Kiếm District in Hà Nội.

The house collapsed before dawn yesterday, killing two people and injuring seven.

A neighbour, Nguyễn Thị Vân, living in house No 41, was re-building her old house and had got its foundation dug up.

Investigation police said the house No 43 collapsed because a water pipe broke while workers were digging up the foundation of house No 41.

House No 43 was built in the 1980s and had a weak structure. – VNS

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