The body of a Vietnamese construction worker killed in a work accident in South Korea early this month has been sent home and buried Saturday.
Tran Quang Kham, 27, from the central province of Quang Ngai, died instantaneously on August 9 after being crushed by rock and soil when he was working at an underground expressway site in Kangwon Province, according to labor management officials with the Vietnamese Embassy in Korea.
Further details of the accident and the compensation paid to his family have not been available.
Kham worked for Sepchoen Construction Company after he went to Korea in June last year under a government's program to give permits for workers overseas.
Danh, a neighbor, said Kham worked very hard. "First, he made iron doors, then repaired motorbikes but he didn't earn enough for his wife and kid (who is two years old).
"So he and several young men in the village went to the province vocation center to sign up for a short Korean language course before taking a test to work over there," the neighbor told local news website Vnexpress.