At 4:10 pm Friday, a group of workers of Leojin Sewing Company in Dong Van Industrial Park were working when the accident happened.
Rescue efforts were deployed and seven workers were found in the debris. One of them, 19-year-old Tran Van Quy, of Ha Nam’s Kim Bang District, was found dead while six others were severely injured.
The injured were taken to Ha Nam General Hospital and several hours later, two more workers – Nguyen Thi Hanh, 31, a local woman, and Tran Thi Thoa, 39, of Hanoi – died.
The remaining are being treated at a local hospital and in Hanoi.
A scene of the accident that killed three workers in Ha Nam Province yesterday (Photo: Tuoi Tre)
Several large, heavy rolls of cloth that had been piled behind the wall could have caused the wall to fall, witnesses said.
The company has given VND20 million (US$960) to each family of the dead victims and VND5 million to each injured worker. The Provincial People’s Committee chairman, Mai Tien Dung, has visited the injured workers at the hospital.