01 Apr '11, 11am

13 people were killed and several others trapped beneath large boulders after a rockslide at a quarry in Vietnam

13 people were killed and several others trapped beneath large boulders after a rockslide at a quarry in Vietnam

A victim is seen buried in rubble after a rockslide at a stone quarry in Yen Thanh district, north-central province of Nghe An, on April 1, 2011. At least 13 people have been killed in the rockslide. -- PHOTO: AFP HANOI - AT LEAST 13 people were killed and several others trapped beneath large boulders after a rockslide at a quarry in Vietnam, an official said on Friday. Troops were helping the rescue efforts but the chances of survival for the five missing 'is very low,' said Ho Duc Phuoc, chairman of the provincial People's Committee, the local government. 'The search is very difficult because there are several huge rocks and we have had to mobilise soldiers to help,' Mr Phuoc said. The accident happened when hundreds of tonnes of rock fell onto workers at Len Co quarry in Nghe An province, north central Vietnam, a district policeman told AFP, refusing to be named. 'Conti...

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