According to the initial information, the accident occurred on the morning of the 12th at 9:30 a.m. at a mine operated by Uong Bi Coal Company. The mine shaft that the victims were in completely collapsed and buried the workers.
Upon receiving reports of the collapse, rescue forces rushed to the scene and were able to bring the three trapped workers out of the mine. Unfortunately one miner, Vu Van Tuan, 24, from Phuong Nam district, Uong Bi City, passed away. The other two workers suffered injuries and no details of their identity have been released.
The cause of the collapse is still under investigation.