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Wall collapse kills at least five in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Friday, March 15, 2019, 15:19 GMT+7
Wall collapse kills at least five in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
People search for trapped laborers following a wall collapse in Vinh Long Province, southern Vietnam, March 15, 2019. Photo: Thanh Nam / Tuoi Tre

At least five people died and three were injured after a prefab wall fell down in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long on Friday morning.

The incident occurred around 10:00 am at an under-construction factory of Bo Hsing Enterprise located in Long Ho District.

A brick wall 20 meters high and 20 meters long unexpectedly collapsed when over a dozen laborers were cement-rendering it, according to district chairman Le Phi Long.

A number of rescuers were dispatched to the scene to extricate the victims trapped under the rubble.

Around eight people were found alive while at least five were pronounced dead, Tran Van Ron, secretary of the provincial Party Committee, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, adding the search was still underway.

The cause of the accident has not been known.

A government official and police watch the effort to find laborers in the rubble of collapsed wall in Vinh Long Province, southern Vietnam, March 15, 2019. Photo: Thanh Nam / Tuoi Tre

Officials and police watch the effort to find laborers in the rubble of a collapsed wall in Vinh Long Province, southern Vietnam, March 15, 2019. Photo: Thanh Nam / Tuoi Tre

People search for trapped laborers following a wall collapse in Vinh Long Province, southern Vietnam, March 15, 2019. Photo: Thanh Nam / Tuoi Tre

People search for trapped laborers following a wall collapse in Vinh Long Province, southern Vietnam, March 15, 2019. Photo: Thanh Nam / Tuoi Tre

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