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One killed as wall collapses during house demolition in Ho Chi Minh City

One killed as wall collapses during house demolition in Ho Chi Minh City

Sunday, June 26, 2022, 16:26 GMT+7
One killed as wall collapses during house demolition in Ho Chi Minh City
Officers try to rescue the victims from the debris following a wall collapse taking place during the demolition of a house in Ho Chi Minh City, June 26, 2022. Photo: PC07

One person was killed and another injured in a wall collapse that took place during the demolition of a house in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.

The accident occurred at a house on Dang Nguyen Can Street in Ward 14, District 6 at around 8:25 am on Sunday, according to preliminary information.

A group of workers were demolishing the house to prepare for the construction of a new one when a big wall collapsed and buried two people.

Officers use a crane truck during their efforts to rescue the victims of the wall collapse in Ho Chi Minh City, June 26, 2022. Photo: PC07

Officers use a crane truck in their efforts to rescue the victims of the wall collapse in Ho Chi Minh City, June 26, 2022. Photo: PC07

After being notified, officers under the Fire Prevention and Fighting and Rescue Police Division (PC07) arrived at the scene to rescue the victims.

With the help of a crane truck, officers eventually managed to move the victims out of the debris, but one of them had already died.

The other suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment.

Police are working to determine the cause of the fatal accident.

Officers use a crane truck during their efforts to rescue the victims of the wall collapse in Ho Chi Minh City, June 26, 2022. Photo: PC07

Officers use a crane truck in their efforts to rescue the victims of the wall collapse in Ho Chi Minh City, June 26, 2022. Photo: PC07

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