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Seven killed in Vietnam quarry rockslide

Seven workers, six of them women, have been killed in a rockslide at a central Vietnam quarry.

world Updated: Dec 28, 2007 12:22 IST

Seven workers, six of them women, were killed in a rockslide at a central Vietnam quarry and one labourer dug out from the rubble was in intensive care, officials said on Friday.

"A huge rock collapsed when the labourers were working," a local official told AFP from the Ru Moc quarry in Thach Ban commune, Ha Tinh province after Thursday's deadly accident, the second at a Vietnamese quarry this month.

"We were hired to work for just 15,000 dong (about one dollar) per day, and now we have to endure such tragedy," one woman who barely escaped death herself was quoted as telling the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

Eighteen Vietnamese workers died in a rockslide on December 15 while they were quarrying stone for the construction of a hydro-electric plant in central Nghe An province.