02 Apr '11, 5am

Vietnam rockslide \"kills 18\"

Vietnam rockslide \"kills 18\"

HANOI: A quarry rockslide on Friday in Vietnam killed 18 people, according to a local official, as rescuers worked to recover the bodies of two brothers buried under huge boulders. "We will keep going until we find their bodies," said Nguyen Tien Loi, chairman of Yen Thanh district people's committee, the local government office, after authorities recovered 16 corpses and gave up hope of finding survivors. About 200 troops were mobilised to find trapped workers after a massive rock fall on Friday at Len Co quarry in Nghe An province, north central Vietnam. "We have even used explosives to break the rock, but so far, no luck yet. It is not easy to move rocks weighing hundreds of tonnes," Loi told AFP from the accident site. Six workers had been rescued from the rocks on Friday, Loi said. Two of them had minor injuries while four others were in a more serious condition. Dead...

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