Worker arrested for allegedly killing boss in southern Vietnam

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Ba Ria-Vung Tau police have arrested a man suspected of killing his boss and attacking a guard at the construction site where they had all worked together, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reported Sunday.

Pham Manh Hung, 41, confessed to police upon his arrest Saturday that he had killed Le Van Chuong, 40, a resident of Chau Duc District, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, due to "personal malice." Hung was reportedly fired by Chuong, who supervised the construction, because he "had failed to complete his task." No information about the task has been released.

Initial police reports said that Hung went back to the construction on Friday evening but waited until early Saturday morning to break into Chuong's room while he was sleeping. Hung used a rope to strangle Chuong to death before he dragged the dead body to a material storage area and hid it under a canvas.

Hung then wore Chuong's helmet and drove his car to escape, but a guard, identified only as Linh, did not let the car pass. Hung pulled out a gun to threaten Linh, but the guard fled on foot. Hung shot twice and missed.

He then got out of the car and shot another guard named Tran Van Nhat, 55, in the leg in order to get the door key.

He had taken the key from Nhat and fled before the other workers came.

Hung was caught at 9:30 p.m. the same day while hiding at his ex-girlfriend's house in Hau Giang Province, a few hours away in the Mekong Delta. Police also confiscated his gun.

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