Scaffold collapse at Vietnam bridge kills 4 workers

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Suoi Quanh Bridge's construction site in Thanh Hoa Province. Photo: Hai Tan Suoi Quanh Bridge's construction site in Thanh Hoa Province. Photo: Hai Tan

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Four construction workers were killed when scaffolding for a bridge collapsed in Thanh Hoa Province on Saturday, the local government said.
The accident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. as the workers were constructing Suoi Quanh Bridge in Trung Son Commune, Quan Hoa District, Ngo Sy Tam from the district government told local media on Sunday.
The victims are Nguyen Tuan Vu and Nguyen Dinh Tung, both 24, Bui Van Chung, 35, and Phan Van Thinh, 31, according to the official.
Suoi Quanh Bridge’s investor is Thanh Hoa Province’s Department of Transport and contractor is Dat Phuong Co.
Work on the 257-meter-long bridge is estimated to cost VND182 billion (US$8.1 million). It is scheduled to be open to traffic this March.
Further investigations are ongoing.

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