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Student killed in wall collapse in front of Vietnam elementary school

Student killed in wall collapse in front of Vietnam elementary school

Friday, September 11, 2020, 16:33 GMT+7
Student killed in wall collapse in front of Vietnam elementary school
The red circle denotes the collapsed wall segment that killed a student in front of Nam Loc Elementary School in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, September 11, 2020. Photo: T.Thanh / Tuoi Tre

One student was killed in the collapse of a ramshackle wall segment in front of Nam Loc Elementary School in Nam Dan District of the north-central province of Nghe An.

Nguyen Quang Xuyen, deputy head of Nam Dan District’s Bureau of Education and Training, confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that a fifth-grader died in the accident on Friday.

The victim is identified as N.H.L, a student attending class 5C at the school.

“We are cooperating with the school and the [victim’s] family in addressing the issues. The incident happened during break time,” Xuyen detailed.

The student was standing near the wall when it collapsed on him, Xuyen said.

The victim was promptly rushed to the hospital by teachers at Nam Loc Elementary School, but he did not pull through.

Nguyen Trong Hoang, deputy director of Nghe An Province’s Department of Education and Training, said the department's leaders have visited the victim’s family to express condolences.

They have also directed Nam Dan District’s education department and Nam Loc Elementary School to coordinate a timely response to the accident.

Police of Nam Dan District are looking further into the collapse scene in the hope of determining the cause of the collapse.

Wall debris at the collapse scene are seen in this photo taken in front of Nam Loc Primary School in Nghe An Province, Vietnam. Photo: T.Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Wall debris is seen at the scene of a wall collapse in this photo taken in front of Nam Loc Elementary School in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, September 11, 2020. Photo: T.Thanh / Tuoi Tre

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