Vietnam: Rescuers attempt to save boy, 10, trapped in concrete pile

Rescuers in Vietnam have been desperately attempting to free a 10-year boy on Monday two days after he fell into the slim open shaft of a concrete pile at a building web site on New 12 months’s Eve.

Ly Hao Nam was heard crying for assist shortly after he fell into the pile on Saturday morning, however rescuers acquired no response from him on Monday as they lowered a digicam right down to attempt to find his place within the 35-meter (115-feet) lengthy help pillar.

The calamity occurred at a bridge building web site within the Mekong Delta area the place the boy had been looking out with mates for scrap iron.

“I can not perceive how he fell into the hole concrete pile, which has a diameter of a (25-centimeter/10-inch) span solely, and was pushed 35 meters into the bottom,” Le Hoang Bao, director of Dong Thap province’s Division of Transport, instructed Tuoi Tre Information, a neighborhood newspaper.

The boy is trapped at a bridge construction site in the Mekong Delta region.

Efforts to carry the pile with cranes and excavators had to this point failed and rescuers have been unable to find out the boy’s place, media reported.

Rescuers have pumped oxygen into the pile and have softened the soil round it however the pile has tilted barely, complicating extraction efforts.