Workers try to rescue a boy trapped in a concrete pillar in Vietnam’s Dong Thap province on Wednesday. Photo:  Dong Thap Provincial Department of Information and Communication via AFP
Workers try to rescue a boy trapped in a concrete pillar in Vietnam’s Dong Thap province on Wednesday. Photo: Dong Thap Provincial Department of Information and Communication via AFP
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Vietnam boy trapped in hollow concrete pillar for 4 days declared dead

  • Thai Ly Hao Nam, 10, had apparently fallen into the shaft at a construction site while looking for scrap metal on New Year’s Eve
  • Hundreds of soldiers and engineering experts were mobilised to rescue the boy, but he is believed to have succumbed due to multiple injuries and lack of oxygen

Workers try to rescue a boy trapped in a concrete pillar in Vietnam’s Dong Thap province on Wednesday. Photo:  Dong Thap Provincial Department of Information and Communication via AFP
Workers try to rescue a boy trapped in a concrete pillar in Vietnam’s Dong Thap province on Wednesday. Photo: Dong Thap Provincial Department of Information and Communication via AFP
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