3 workers fall, die at Hanoi construction site

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The free-falling construction lift at a construction site in Hanoi. Photo credit: Tien Phong The free-falling construction lift at a construction site in Hanoi. Photo credit: Tien Phong

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Three workers at a a building under construction in Hanoi was killed Thursday after a platform on a temporary elevator collapsed, causing them to fall about 27 stories.
The authorities were called shortly after 10.30 am to the site, at the Lilama Hanoi Tower on Linh Nam Street in Hoang Mai District.
Two workers, La Tuan Anh, 19, and Nguyen Van Thang, 24, died immediately after the fall.
The 30-story building where the accident happened.
The other worker, Nguyen Van Ba, 29, was hospitalized in critical condition, and was pronounced dead later.
Local media quoted witnesses as saying that the three workers were transporting construction material in the man lift.
They had been at the building's 27th floor level when the platform gave way, witnesses said.
The building complex includes two towers of 23 and 30 stories and 17 villas.
The project was invested by Lilama Hanoi Joint Stock Company and broke ground in 2009.

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