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Korean manager ordered fleeing Vietnamese workers to return before scaffold collapse: witnesses

Friday, March 27, 2015, 19:14 GMT+7
Korean manager ordered fleeing Vietnamese workers to return before scaffold collapse: witnesses

Before a scaffold weighing hundreds of metric tons collapsed Wednesday night, killing at least 13 Vietnamese and injuring 28 others at a construction site in north-central Vietnam, many workers had fled the site after feeling it shake but were forced to return to work.

The victims who survived the accident and other witnesses confirmed that many workers ran away from the site before the scaffold collapsed, adding that they were compelled to return to work by a South Korean manager.

The accident happened at a construction site in the Taiwanese-invested Formosa Industrial Park in Ha Tinh Province.

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