HANOI: Rescuers in Vietnam have pulled the body of the 10-year-old boy from the hollow concrete pillar at a construction web site, weeks after he or she became trapped, state media said upon Friday (Jan 20).
Thai Ly Hao Nam fell into the 25cm-wide shaft of the pillar – sunk 35m as part of a new bridge – apparently while looking for scrap steel on Dec 31 last year.
Numerous rescuers, including troops and engineering professionals, were deployed towards the site in Jingle Thap province within the Mekong Delta.
Four days following the fall, authorities declared Nam dead , saying that retrieving his entire body would be a “very hard task”.
In early stages Friday, the young man was brought to ground after rescuers went to a depth associated with 25m and then used specialised equipment to create him up, the VnExpress news site said.
“The rescue lasted a long time. As there was ground surrounding the pillar… the boy’s entire body was intact, ” vice chairman of provincial committee Doan Tan Buu stated on Friday.
The boy’s body has been returned to the family for burial.
Collecting scrap metal is a common way for poor people to earn their residing, though the work is usually done by females.