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At least 2 students seriously injured after classroom ceiling collapses in north-central Vietnam

At least 2 students seriously injured after classroom ceiling collapses in north-central Vietnam

Thursday, December 21, 2023, 15:01 GMT+7
At least 2 students seriously injured after classroom ceiling collapses in north-central Vietnam
A portion of the wooden ceiling of a classroom at Hermann Gmeiner High School in Nghe An Province, north-central Vietnam collapses on December 21, 2023. Photo: Tam Pham / Tuoi Tre

The wooden ceiling of a classroom at a high school in Vinh City, Nghe An Province, north-central Vietnam collapsed while students were attending a class on Thursday morning, leaving at least two students severely injured.

A representative of Hermann Gmeiner High School confirmed the incident on the same day.

Over 40 11th graders were taking a lesson at 7:00 am, when the roof of their classroom suddenly fell down.

Among them, at least two were injured and rushed to General Hospital 115 for emergency treatment.

Police in the city are investigating the cause of the collapse.

The scene of a classroom ceiling collapse in Nghe An Province, north-central Vietnam collapses on December 21, 2023. Photo: Tam Pham / Tuoi Tre

The scene of a classroom ceiling collapse in Nghe An Province, north-central Vietnam, December 21, 2023. Photo: Tam Pham / Tuoi Tre

A representative of the hospital said that it admitted eight students on Thursday morning.

After receiving first aid, six of them were discharged, while the others remain in the hospital to be treated for injuries to their heads and legs.

Hermann Gmeiner High School was established in Hung Phuc Ward, Vinh City in 1994.

The school has 41 classes with more than 1,700 students.

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Tieu Bac - Doan Hoa / Tuoi Tre News

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