Two dead, five injured in thermo-power plant explosion

Two workers were killed and five were injured August 3, when an explosion rocked a thermoelectric plant construction site in Hai Phong City’s Thuy Nguyen District.

A view of Hai Phong Thermoelectric Plant’s construction site (Photo: Dan Tri)

Do Thi Thuy, 28 and Le Van Minh, 21 were killed instantly; both were from Thuy Nguyen District.

One out of the five injured workers is Chinese. The injured were hospitalized.

According to witnesses, the explosion occurred as eight workers, including six men and two women, were moving chemicals from the plant’s store to other places.

Tran Huu Nam, general director of Hai Phong Thermoelectric Joint Stock Company, said the contractor, China's Dong Phuong Company, must bear responsibility for the accident.

Preliminary investigations have shown chemicals caused the explosion.

Further investigations are currently underway.

By Ph.Hau, translated by Mong Quynh

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