Five die in Binh Duong building collapse

A five-storey building collapsed in Di An town, the southern province of Binh Duong on December 19, killing at least five people and leaving four with serious injuries.

Rescue workers search for victims after a five-storey building collapsed in Binh Duong Province December 19. (Photo: Tuoi tre)

There were 14 people including painters, masons and electricians working in the building, still under construction, at the time of the collapse.

Provincial rescue workers searched for bodies in the wreckage and transported the injured to hospitals.

The two sons of building owner Hoang Tuan On are reported to have suffered broken legs in the incident, which saw the entire building leveled.

On said he purchased the original two-storey building from another owner and was modifying it to five stories.

An investigation into the cause of the collapse is underway.

By C.Thanh, T.Thanh- Translated by Y Nhi

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