HCMC – Rescuers early this morning, January 20, recovered the body of Thai Ly Hao Nam, a local boy who fell into a concrete pile at a bridge construction site in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap on New Year’s Eve, said a local official.
The rescue team managed to recover the body of the 10-year-old out of the support pile at 1:20 a.m. today, or the 29th of the 12th lunar month, and took further steps to bring him home for funeral, said Doan Tan Buu, vice chairman of the provincial People’s Committee.
Buu added that the 21-day rescue operation has been completed. The competent forces, rescuers, and experts have been making all-out efforts to free the boy from the support pile, which was driven 35 meters into the ground and has a diameter of 25cm only.
His body was trapped for multiple days in a low-oxygen environment, so the decomposition was slower than normal. The body was recovered almost intact, the official said.
Earlier, the accident took place on the afternoon of December 31 last year at the bridge construction site in Phu Loi Commune, Thanh Binh District, Dong Thap Province. The boy reportedly shouted for help shortly after he fell into the concrete pile.