THANH HOA (VNS) — Three people died while four others were buried under rubble when a stone mine collapsed here in Dong Son Hamlet, Yen Lam Commune, Yen Dinh District on Jan 22nd .
Witnesses heard a huge explosion. The fallen rocks trapped all the workers inside the mine, which is administered by Tuan Hung Company.
“Three workers died at the scene, while many others are still buried under the pile of rocks,” Nguyen Minh Thanh, a witness, told a reporter of phapluatplus.vn.
District and provincial police authorities dispatched injured workers to the
hospital and initiated a rescue operation for those trapped in the collapsed mine.
Chairman of Yen Lam Commune Nguyen Quang Phi said that the rescue team faced many difficulties in digging up the large pile of fallen rocks in the rain.
Local authorities are inspecting the cause of the deaths of the three workers.
This is the third serious accident to occur at a workplace in Thanh Hoa Province, with a total of 15 fatalities since the beginning of this year.
Previously, a scaffold collapse killed four people at the construction site of a bridge in Ta Pan Village, Trung Son Commune, on January 9.
Eight residents also died due to carbon monoxide poisoning inside a lime kiln in Hoang Giang Commune, Nong Cong District, on January 1. — VNS
Scaffold: giàn giáo
lime kiln: lò vôi