grader in the northern province of Bac Giang was killed Monday when helping
demolish wall to facilitate the construction of more classrooms.
Thanh Hung, 15, was killed at around 3p.m. when a nearby pillar fell onto him as
bricks were being removed from the wall, Vu Van Tung, vice principal of the Dai
Thanh Junior High School in Hiep Hoa District was quoted by local newswire
Vietnamnet as saying Thursday.
was asked by the school authorities to remove the wall between the school and
neighboring Dai Thanh Primary School to make space to build eight classrooms,
Cuong, the class teacher, supervised the work. Cuong himself removed bricks from
the top of the wall and only let five students to push the wall down when it was
around 1.5 meters high and 1 meter long.
push was not steady and the wall fell toward them instead. It caused the pillar
of the nearby parking lot fall as well.
killed on the spot under the pillar.
Ngoc and Nguyen Van Khiem were rushed to hospital with injuries to their heads