Several Injured Bridge Workers Go Home

Some of the 58 workers who were severely injured in the Can Tho Bridge collapse are leaving hospital today after nearly two weeks of intensive treatment.

Rescuers bring injured victims to the hospital (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

The director of Can Tho Hospital, where half of the worst cases were treated, said that all but one of the patients under his care were doing well and some would be discharged later today.

The exception is a man with multiple injuries and cerebral swelling. His condition is still grave.

In the nearby military hospital, 11 of the 29 hospitalized workers are still undergoing special treatment. The 18 who have recovered from their trauma will start going home from today.

On Sunday, rescuers were still searching through the rubble of a huge slab of concrete for the body of the only man still missing, Tran Van Hon.

A rescue team from the Japanese contractors was sent to the site after local residents complained of a foul odor pervading the air.

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Reported by Binh Dai – Translated by Thuy Hang

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