A rain gutter of the Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie in Lam Dong Province’s Da Lat City collapsed on Tuesday, killing two workers.
The two victims, 31-year-old T.D.T. and 38-year-old P.T.T., both from the north-central province of Thanh Hoa, were buried to death when the gutter of the deserted monastery’s chapel crumbled.
The complex is under restoration to become a campus of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture.
The project, of which Huy Hoang Company is in charge, started at the end of February.
|The roof of the chapel inside Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie in Da Lat, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam is removed for upgrading. Photo: Duc Tho / Tuoi Tre|
Spanning more than seven hectares, the chapel and residential quarters of the Franciscaines Misionnaires de Marie sit between Tran Quang Dieu and Hung Vuong Streets.
The Benedictine complex was designed and built by French architects Alexandre Leonard and Paul Veysseyre in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
It had been abandoned for years before being handed over to the university.