An under-construction fencing wall of an elementary school in Ha Giang Province, northern Vietnam suddenly collapsed on four local workers on Tuesday afternoon, leaving one dead and the three others injured.
The fencing wall at Nguyen Hue Elementary School, located in the provincial capital city of Ha Giang, caved in at around 5:30 pm, when these workers were removing the old mortar of the wall for repointing and repainting.
Teachers and students were at home then.
Local forces swiftly arrived at the scene of the fatal incident, discovering that the fallen wall measured over 30 meters and more than two meters high, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
|Police officers and relevant units are pictured inspecting the scene of the fatal fencing wall collapse in Ha Giang Province, northern Vietnam, December 5, 2023. Photo: Vietnam News Agency
Among the four victims, Truong Van Binh, a 40-year-old native of the province’s Vi Xuyen District, was pronounced dead at the Ha Giang General Hospital due to severe injuries.
The three other injured victims are receiving emergency treatment at the hospital, including Then Van Diep, 32, Lu Dinh Tam, 17, and Truong Van Truc, 23, all residing in this northern mountainous province.
The workers started repairing the fencing wall on Tuesday morning, as part of a school renovation project whose investor is the city’s project management authority.
Police are investigating the root cause of the deadly wall collapse.