Horror accident in Vietnam
Bub (10) is stuck in a 35 meter deep concrete pipe
For two days, Vietnam has feared for the life of a ten-year-old boy. The child fell into a 35 meter deep concrete pipe at a construction site. It is unclear how the boy is doing. The rescue work has so far been unsuccessful.
A child fell into a concrete pipe at a construction site in Vietnam. It is unclear how the boy is doing.
Horror accident in Vietnam: A ten-year-old boy fell into a 35-meter-deep concrete pipe and has been stuck in it for two days.
According to Vietnamese media reports, the accident happened on Saturday at a construction site in the southern province of Dong Thap. Despite extensive rescue work, it was not possible to rescue the child from its cramped prison by Monday morning (local time), the news site Vietnamnet reported.
Diameter of 25 centimeters
The tube only has a diameter of about 25 centimeters. “No one would have thought that a young person could be trapped so deep in the pillar because the space in it is only as wide as an adult’s hand,” the newspaper “VnExpress” quoted one of the rescuers as saying.
The emergency services repeatedly pumped oxygen into the pipe. Nothing was initially known about the condition of the child. At first the boy had probably called for help, according to the media. “The concrete pipe is too narrow for us to say how deep the boy is,” said Tran Van Gioi of the local police. “It is also impossible to say anything about his health.”
The helpers wanted to try to soften the earth around the concrete in order to pull the pipe out of the ground using a crane. The attempts initially failed. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chính has also weighed in on the drama and instructed the authorities to do their utmost to save the child. (SDA)