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Six hurt as brick kiln collapses

Update: September, 29/2016 - 16:45
Six workers were injured after a brick kiln collapsed in the southern province of Đồng Tháp. The injured are being treated at the Sa Đéc General Hospital. Photo
Viet Nam News

ĐỒNG THÁP — Six workers were injured in the southern province of Đồng Tháp yesterday afternoon when the wall of a brick kiln where they were working collapsed.

Four male and two female workers fell from a height of 10m and were trapped in the debris. It took about 10 minutes to pull them out from the debris.

The injured have been rushed to the Sa Đéc General Hospital for emergency treatment. The four that suffered serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injury and bone fracture, were later transferred to the Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City for further treatment.

 "I was passing bricks to another worker when everything suddenly started shaking, and then it all collapsed with a big noise, Huỳnh Văn Giàu, 25, one of the injured, told the Người lao động (Labourer) newspaper.

“After I fell, I couldn’t breathe for some time. I have injuries all over my body,” he said.

The brick factory is located in Mỹ An Hưng A Commune in Lấp Vò District of Đồng Tháp Province.

The incident is under investigation. — VNS




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