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Two construction workers killed in concrete floor collapse in southern Vietnam

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:08 GMT+7

Two female construction workers were killed and another injured after a concrete floor gave way on Saturday in the southern Vietnamese province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

A floor under construction of the building Kim Minh House, situated on Tran Hung Dao Street, Vung Tau City, the province’s popular resort town, tumbled down at around 10:00 am.

Two female workers, Duong Thanh Tuyen, 43, and Luu Thi Kim Phung, 42, were killed after being buried under the rubble.

Le Hong The, 34, who was their colleague, was wounded and later brought to a hospital for treatment.

Several other workers were also working at the construction site prior to the collapse but they managed to escape.

The floor began to fall down as the workers were leaving the site, after they finished covering it with concrete, a witness said.

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Rubble is seen at the construction site of Kim Minh House after the accident. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Firefighting and rescue police officers, along with two large cranes weighing 50 metric tons each, were dispatched to the scene to clear the debris.

The bodies of Tuyen and Phung were brought out of the rubble at around 1:30 pm on the same day.

According to the municipal Office of Urban Management, the floor, which had an area of 90 square meters, subsided following the collapse of the scaffolding underneath.

The building, whose investor is Dang Van Tau, was granted a construction permit by the Vung Tau People’s Committee in March 2015.

The construction is 20.5 meters high, covering an area of 1,600 square meters and including five floors and a basement.

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