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Fourteen dead and dozens injured after scaffolding collapses in Vietnam

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HANOI —

At least 14 people were killed and 28 others were injured when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in central Vietnam.

The deputy police chief in Ha Tinh territory, Bui Dinh Quang, said Thursday that all the victims were Vietnamese subcontractors hired to work on a seaport breakwater project.

He said it was not known if any other workers were trapped in the rubble. Police and salvage workers are as still searching at the scene of the Wednesday night accident.

Dinh Ninh Dan, 27, one of the survivors, said the workers were cleaning a frame for a giant concrete block for the breakwater when the scaffolding collapsed. There were more than 40 workers on the scaffolding at the time of the accident.

He said almost an hour after they began work the scaffolding shook twice and many workers panicked and started racing to a lift before somebody said there was no problem.

“After 10 more minutes, the scaffolding which was around 20 meters (65 feet) high, all of a sudden broken down. I immediately snatched an iron bar however fell free,” Dan told The Associated Press by phone from Ky Anh General Hospital in Ha Tinh territory where he was being dealt with for hip torment alongside eight other people who endured lesser wounds.

“Individuals were shouting, calling for assistance from the rubble,” said Dan. “I was extremely fortunate to survive.”

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7 injured in Dhading truck-microbus collision

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DHADING — Seven passengers were injured after a microbus and a truck collided head-on at Baireni in Galchhi rural municipality-6, Dhading on Thursday morning.

The cement loaded truck(Na 5 Kha 7386) en route to Kathmandu from Gajuri collided with the microbus(Ga 1 Kha 2966) coming from Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Driver of microbus along with other six have sustained injuries. Other injured are Ramendra Bishwokarma and Purna Kumari Gurung of Syangja, Aasha Gurung, Aarapi Gurung and Bibek Poudel of Kathmandu, Anju Chaudhary of Kaski and Suman Gurung of Lamjung, according to Area Police Office, Gajuri.

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