Two people died when digging a pit in a bridge construction project in Gia Lai Province. — VNA/VNS Photo
GIA LAI — Two people were killed and another injured in a foundation pit collapse in Chư Păh District, the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on Thursday.
The accident happened at 2.00pm, when three workers were digging a pit for a local bridge project.
Local residents tried to rescue victims from the ruins, yet two of them were killed in the collapse.
The bridge was built with a donation of VNĐ700 million (US$30,000) to replace an old suspension bridge which was usually flooded in the rainy season.
This is the second accident at bridge construction sites in Việt Nam in the past two days.
On Wednesday, one worker was killed and three others injured at the site for the Hoà Bình 2 Bridge over the Đà River in northern Hoà Bình Province. — VNS