At a bridge construction site in southern Vietnam, a 10-year-old child fell into a 35-meter-deep hole and has been stuck since Saturday without rescuers being able to free him from the well. Hundreds of rescuers were still fighting to save him on Monday.
Thai Ly Hao Nam was apparently looking for scrap metal when he fell into a concrete pillar just 25 centimeters wide while building a new bridge in southern Dong Thap province, a rescuer said. “We give our best. We can’t say what condition the boy is in yet,” added the rescuer, who only gave Sau’s name.
The boy stopped interacting with rescue teams
Authorities “are not sure of the boy’s current situation. It stopped interacting with the outside world, although oxygen was still being pumped into the hole,” reported Vietnamese newspaper Tuoi Tre.
According to media reports, rescuers attempted to pierce and soften the surrounding soil in an attempt to pull up the pillar and pull the child out. On Monday, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh asked federal rescuers to join local authorities’ efforts to rescue the boy.