Two More Bodies Found in Bridge Rubble

Rescuers combing through the wreckage of Can Tho Bridge on Wednesday found the bodies of two missing workers, bringing the death toll from last week’s disaster to 52. One worker is still unaccounted for and presumed dead.

The pain of victims' families (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

Among the survivors, the most severely injured was 23-year-old Le Hoang Nam, who came through emergency surgery at Can Tho Hospital.

At a meeting with the Ministry of Transport the same day, the Japanese consortium of Taisei, Kajima and Nippon Steel agreed to donate VND9 billion (US$562,500) to help the families of the dead and injured.

Since the two spans that collapsed were on the Vinh Long side of the Hau River, some at the meeting proposed that the province establish a benefit fund for the victims’ families.

To date, private individuals, organizations and companies have donated VND28.5 billion (US$1.8 million) to help the many people affected by Viet Nam’s worst construction accident yet.

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By Staff Writers – Translated by Thuy Hang

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