Rescuers battle to save 11 workers after Vietnam tunnel collapses

December 16, 2014 2:30 PM

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HANOI (Reuters) - Rescue teams in Vietnam struggled on Tuesday to save 11 laborers trapped and running low on oxygen after a tunnel collapsed earlier in the day during construction of a hydropower plant.

Rescuers braved heavy winds and rain to remove rocks and sand after a section of the tunnel caved in 500 meters from its entrance at the site in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, trapping a third of its workers and crushing tubes supplying oxygen to them.

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