At least 12 dead in Vietnam industrial zone accident: media

March 25, 2015 7:53 PM

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HANOI (Reuters) - - At least 12 laborers were killed and more than 20 wounded on Wednesday when scaffolding collapsed at a construction project in a coastal economic zone in central Vietnam, state media reported. The workers were sub-contractors for construction of a breakwater, led by Samsung C&T Corp, a unit of South Korea's Samsung Group, at the Vung Ang economic zone in Ha Tinh province, the online newspaper Thanh Nien (Young People) said.

"At the construction site, there were thousands of workers so the number of workers in distress is not yet accurately calculated. Authorities are actively removing the rubble to rescue the trapped workers," Pham Tran De, deputy head of the zone’s management board told online newspaper VnExpress.

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