One killed, another injured in HCMC port explosion

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A welder was killed and a truck driver seriously injured when a container blew up in a Ho Chi Minh City port on Wednesday morning.

Dang Thanh Hung of Thai Nghiem Company was driving a trailer truck at Cat Lai Port when he noticed a hole in the container behind the trailer.

He called Nguyen Van Viet, the welder of Tan Cang Construction Company No.1, to close the hole.

The container exploded while Viet was sill welding, killing the welder and seriously injuring the driver.

Port authorities have cordoned off the site of the explosion while they carry out investigations.

Another container of frozen goods had exploded in the port on April 27, injuring five people, while a welder was working on it.

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