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Workers killed as construction crane collapses in southern Vietnam

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 11:00 GMT+7
Workers killed as construction crane collapses in southern Vietnam
A crane collapses at the construction site of a factory in the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Duong on February 22, 2020. Photo: Ba Son / Tuoi Tre

Three people, including one Chinese national, have been killed and three others seriously injured after a crane collapsed at a construction site in the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Duong on Saturday.

The accident occurred at around 10:45 am at the construction site of a workshop of Polytex Far Eastern Company, located in Bau Bang Industrial Park in the namesake district.

A group of workers were doing their job when the giant construction crane started shaking before giving way.

The collapse happened so fast that many of the workers were unable to get out of harm’s way.

Part of the crane is on the ground following the incident in Binh Duong Province on February 22, 2020. Photo: Ba Son / Tuoi Tre

Part of the crane is on the ground following the incident in Binh Duong Province on February 22, 2020. Photo: Ba Son / Tuoi Tre

Ambulances and medics arrived at the site shortly after but three people, including two Vietnamese and one Chinese, had already died.

Three others victims were in a critical condition and have been taken to the hospital for emergency treatment.

Police in Bau Bang District confirmed on the afternoon of the same day they had launched an investigation to determine the cause of the accident.

An ambulance arrives at the scene of the accident in Binh Duong Province on February 22, 2020. Photo: Ba Son / Tuoi Tre

An ambulance arrives at the scene of the accident in Binh Duong Province on February 22, 2020. Photo: Ba Son / Tuoi Tre

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