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‘Limited chance’ Vietnamese boy trapped in pillar will survive

‘Limited chance’ Vietnamese boy trapped in pillar will survive

‘Limited chance’ Vietnamese boy trapped in pillar will survive

‘Limited chance’ Vietnamese boy trapped in pillar will survive

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  • If the youngster does live, he is probably going to be seriously hurt, an official added.
  • Soldiers and technical professionals have been clearing away mud and water.
  • Oxygen has been pumped into the 35-meter-deep support pillar.
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Rescuers said there is “little” hope for the Vietnamese child, 10, who has been imprisoned in a concrete pillar for three days.

On New Year’s Eve in southern Vietnam, Thai Ly Hao Nam was searching for scrap metal when he fell into the 25cm (12-inch) wide shaft of the pillar.

To raise the structure, soldiers and technical professionals have been clearing away mud and water.

If the youngster does live, he is probably going to be seriously hurt, an official added.

Doan Tan Buu, a local official in the accident’s location province of Dong Thap, stated that there was “little hope for him to remain alive.”

To assist the youngster breathe, oxygen has been pumped into the 35-meter-deep support pillar.

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When the 10-year-old went into the pillar, his cries for help could be heard, but on Monday, as rescuers lowered a camera to try to find him, they reported getting no response from him.

Since Saturday, about 100 soldiers and specialised equipment have been stationed there.

While the rescue operation is underway, the area has also been closed off to the general public.

On January 2, 2023, rescuers survey the area where a 10-year-old boy is allegedly trapped in a 35-meter-deep shaft at a bridge building site in Vietnam’s Dong Thap province.

An image posted by the Vietnamese news outlet VnExpress demonstrated how rescuers were attempting to lift the pillar out of the muck by using a 19-meter metal pipe to try and clear the area surrounding it of debris.

It happens after two days of fruitless rescue attempts including cranes and excavators.

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We did our utmost to save the youngster utilising equipment and on-the-spot measures, according to Mr. Buu.

Later, we had to seek assistance from people at the national level and those with [greater] knowledge.

Officials further stated that they had no idea how the youngster had come to be confined.

 

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