7 killed in Vietnam quarry rockslide

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/world/view_article.php?article_id=109216 

HANOI — Seven workers, six of them women, were killed in a rockslide at a central Vietnam quarry and one laborer dug out from the rubble was in intensive care, officials said Friday.

“A huge rock collapsed when the laborers were working,” a local official told Agence France-Presse from the Ru Moc quarry in Thach Ban commune, Ha Tinh province after Thursday’s deadly accident, the second at a Vietnamese quarry this month.

“We were hired to work for just 15,000 dong per day, and now we have to endure such tragedy,” one woman who barely escaped death herself was quoted as telling the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

Eighteen Vietnamese workers died in a rockslide on December 15 while they were quarrying stone for the construction of a hydro-electric plant in central Nghe An province.

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