12 workers trapped after tunnel collapse in Vietnam hydropower project

By Lam Vien, Thanh Nien News

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Twelve workers, including a woman, are trapped inside a tunnel at the construction site of a hydropower plant in Vietnam's Central Highland after part of the tunnel collapsed at 7 a.m. this morning.
Oxygen was being pumped into the tunnel and rescuers were digging through a caved-in tunnel, but the status of the trapped workers is not known.
The tunnel at the Da Dang-Da Chromo hydropower plant in Lam Dong Province is designed to be 700 meters in length. Workers had finished 600 meters before the collapse, which happened about 500 meters from the entrance.
 

Twelve workers are trapped after part of a tunnel collapsed, some 500 meters from the entrance, in the hydroelectric project of Da Dang- Da Chomo in Lam Dong province this morning.

 

Rescuers were digging through the caved-in tunnel.

 

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