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Vietnamese boy rescued after being wedged between walls for hour

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 16:27 GMT+7
Vietnamese boy rescued after being wedged between walls for hour
Hung Manh, 7, stuck between two walls in Ben Tre Province, southwestern Vietnam, March 20, 2019. Photo: Bao Nhan / Tuoi Tre

A young boy in southern Vietnam’s Ben Tre Province found himself trapped between the walls of two buildings for an hour while trying to chase a cat, police said after their successful rescue effort.

The boy, seven-year-old Hung Manh, was crying, completely stuck, and complaining of an injured leg when someone finally found him.

Over a dozen rescue workers were sent to save the boy.

Some tried to reassure him and provide him with more oxygen while others carefully made a hole in one of the walls to prevent him from suffering further injuries.

One hour into the rescue effort, the child was finally extracted, to the applause and relief of family members and neighbors.

Hung Manh after being rescued from between two walls in Ben Tre Province, southwestern Vietnam, March 20, 2019. Photo: Bao Nhan / Tuoi Tre

Hung Manh after being rescued from between two walls in Ben Tre Province, southwestern Vietnam, March 20, 2019. Photo: Bao Nhan / Tuoi Tre

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