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14 killed in scaffolding collapse in central Vietnam


Hanoi (Vietnam):  Police say at least 14 people were killed and 28 others were injured when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in central Vietnam.

Deputy police chief in Ha Tinh province, Bui Dinh Quang, said today that all the victims were Vietnamese subcontractors hired to work on a seaport breakwater project led by Samsung C&T Corp, a unit of Samsung Corp of South Korea.

Quang says it is not known if any more workers are trapped in the rubble. Police and rescue workers are searching through the rubble trying to find any survivors from the yesterday night accident.

The Son Duong seaport is part of the Vung Ang economic zone where Taiwan’s Formosa Corp. is building a multi-billion dollar steel complex

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