Northeast Vietnam bridge collapse kills 3, injures 2

VOV.VN - Three people were killed and two seriously injured when a bridge under construction in northeast Tuyen Quang Province collapsed on Sunday, September 10, reported local officials.

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Luong Thi Thin, chair of Ngoc Hoi People’s Committee, confirmed the accident occurred art roughly 2:30pm after a support structure on the bridge connecting the villages of Ngoc Hoi and Xuan Quang in the district of Chiem Hoa gave way.

The accident sent five men and tons of concrete and steel plummeting into the river below.

There are fundamental questions on how the bridge was constructed that authorities are considering, said Mrs Thin., and a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.

Two of the men have been rescued but at least three have been confirmed dead and are still trapped in the water beneath the structure, Mrs Thin noted, adding that it is just too dangerous to safely get to and remove their bodies.

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