However, local authorities say that “the child’s survival prognosis is low.”
Hundreds of rescuers have been fighting for three days in Vietnam to free a 10-year-old boy who fell into a hole 35 meters deep and only 25 centimeters in diameter at a construction site, local media report.
The accident, in which the child he got caught in concrete pipes that are underground, occurred on December 31. The authorities immediately deployed the rescue services, which are still ongoing and expect to complete the tasks this Tuesday.
An official from the Dong Thap Provincial People’s Committee said that “the child’s survival prognosis It is low“, since there is the possibility of multiple injuries and lack of oxygen.
“I cannot understand how it fell into the hollow concrete pillar, which is only a span in diameter and stuck 35 meters into the ground,” Le Hoang Bao, director of the provincial Department of Transportation, was quoted as saying by media. local. In addition, he added that the rescue force tried to provide the minor with oxygen so that he could breathe, but due to the narrow hole, they could not go down to the place where he is.
In the absence of other options, rescuers have reportedly attempted to drill and soften the surrounding ground to try to lift the pillar and save the boy.
“The incident is rare. With the available vehicles and equipment we are striving to find the best rescue solution,” said Huynh Minh Tuan, vice president of the Dong Thap People’s Committee.
Meanwhile, the country’s prime minister, Phạm Minh Chinh, issued an official statement on Monday requesting the participation and cooperation between the ministries to speed up the rescue, reports Việt Nam News.