3 found dead in waste treatment facilities of Vietnam rubber latex plant

By Giang Phuong, Thanh Nien News

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Authorities in the southern province of Tay Ninh recovered early Sunday the bodies of three employees of a rubber latex processing plant in a wastewater treatment pond and a sewer.

At around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, workers of Hoa Hiep Hung Company did not see a worker and two officers show up to work as scheduled. Efforts to contact them via phone all were unsuccessful.

The company workers went to search for the trio and later found the body of Le Tan Tai, a 26-year-old worker, in the wastewater treatment pond.

The bodies of Nguyen Son Hai, 42, the plant’s deputy manager, and Pham Quoc Trong, 33, the chief mechanical engineer, were subsequently spotted in a sewer of a dike between two waste treatment ponds.

Autopsies have been underway to ascertain the cause of death.

Tay Ninh is around 100 kilometers to the northwest of Ho Chi Minh City.

 

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