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Company director arrested following deadly wall collapse

Update: May, 21/2020 - 11:58

 

A delegation from the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs inspect the site in Giang Điền Industrial Park, Đồng Nai. — VNA/VNS Photo Sỹ Tuyên

ĐỒNG NAI — The director of the construction company responsible for building a wall which collapsed killing 10 people has been arrested.

Hà Huy Hải, Director of Hà Hải Nga Co Ltd, has been detained by police in the southern province of Đồng Nai.

The 56-year-old's company was contracted to carrying work at AV Healthcare Company at the Giang Điền Industrial Park.

But on May 14, part of the eight metre high, 109m long wall collapsed, leaving 10 people dead and injuring another 14.

Right after the accident, the Prime Minister sent a notice to the People’s Committee of Đồng Nai Province, ordering a prompt investigation into the case and strict punishment of violations in line with legal regulations.

AV Healthcare Company has leased more than 21,000 sq.m of land at the Giang Điền Industrial Park to build a factory specialising in producing diapers, milk bottles and tampons. It hired a company as the constructor of the project. — VNS.

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