3 die, 2 injured as crane collapses in southern Vietnam

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Three workers were killed and two others injured when a 1,200-ton crane collapsed and buried them in the southern town of Ba Ria Vung Tau Sunday.

The accident happened at the port operated by the PetroVietnam Technical Services Corp (PTSC) where the crane was loading a 360-ton block on a ship.

Witnesses said the ground sunk and the crane toppled over, burying five people working nearby.

Dao Van Dung, 44, Nguyen Hong Nam, 20, and Nguyen DInh Chau, 31, died on the spot.

Nguyen Tien Hung, 39, and Vo Xuan Thuy, 60, were rushed to Le Loi Hospital in Vung Tau with injuries.

All the victims were reportedly working for the Vung Tau-based FVS Company, which provides ship services and devices, Vietnamnet reported.

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The company was working on the ship for the Saigon Offshore Fabrication & Engineering Ltd based in Vung Tau.

The police are investigating.

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