Vietnam: child who fell into a 35-meter hole four days ago is dead

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Thai Ly Hao Nam, the 10-year-old Vietnamese child who fell into a hole 35 meters deep last Saturday, died on Wednesday January 4.

The hard work of the rescuers was not enough. Thai Ly Hao Nam, the 10-year-old Vietnamese child who fell into a hole 35 meters deep last Saturday, died on Wednesday January 4. It was Doan Tan Buu, the vice-president of the people’s committee of the province of Dong Thap (south), who announced the sad news this Wednesday, January 4.

According to him, the child, “trapped inside a very deep culvert” at the construction site of a bridge, suffered “several injuries” and did not have “enough oxygen to last a long time”. “We had given priority to rescuing the boy. However, the conditions make it impossible for him to have survived,” he continued in front of several journalists present at the scene of the tragedy.

Funeral

From now on, the rescuers try to go up the body of the child in order to be able to organize his funeral. Nevertheless, the “task is very difficult”, explained Doan Tan Buu.

Thai Ly Hao Nam was apparently looking for scrap metal when he fell into a hollow concrete pillar just 25 centimeters wide cast to build a new bridge in the southern province of Dong Thap, a rescuer said.

According to media reports, rescuers tried several times to drill and soften the surrounding ground in an attempt to pull the pillar up and pull the child out, to no avail.

On Monday January 2, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had asked federal rescuers to join the efforts of local authorities to try to save the boy.

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