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Rescuers battle to save 11 workers after Vietnam tunnel collapses

Dec 17, 2014    

HANOI (Reuters) - Rescue teams in Vietnam struggled on Tuesday to save 11 labourers trapped and running low on oxygen after a tunnel collapsed earlier in the day during construction of a hydropower plant.Rescuers braved heavy winds and rain to remove rocks and sand after a section of the tunnel caved in 500 metres from its entrance at the site in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, trapping a third of its workers and crushing tubes supplying oxygen to them."It's very worrying now as the oxygen is limited, the space is too narrow, the air is humid and there's water too," Dang ...

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