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Two killed, six injured in boiler explosion

Update: November, 11/2016 - 17:30
Police and relevant authorities check the explosion site. A boiler explosion in Thái Nguyên Province yesterday killed two people and injured six others. – Photo
Viet Nam News

THÁI NGUYÊN — Two people have been killed and six others injured in a boiler explosion in the northern province of Thái Nguyên.

The blast occurred on Thursday afternoon at the Thái Nguyên Construction Materials Joint Stock Company, which specialises in producing concrete in Thái Nguyên City’s Quan Triều Ward.

The two victims were identified as Nguyễn Thị Thu, 48, and Đặng Quang Ngọ, 26. The other victims suffered burn injuries.

The explosion destroyed the company’s roof and its concrete pillars.

The impact of the explosion also affected a nearby construction site. Rocks, material, concrete and boiler accessories shot out and landed some tens of metres away.

Following the incident, provincial leaders, relevant authorities and the company implemented remedial work and are investigating the cause of the blast. 

They also visited and boosted the morale of the injured, who are being treated at the provincial Central Hospital.

The provincial People’s Committee provided compensation worth VNĐ3 million (US$135) to the injured and VNĐ5 million ($220) to the families of the dead victims. – VNS



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