Vietnam: Rescuers attempt to save boy, 10, trapped in concrete pile

Rescuers in Vietnam had been desperately attempting to free a 10-year boy on Monday two days after he fell into the slender open shaft of a concrete pile at a development website on New 12 months’s Eve.

Ly Hao Nam was heard crying for assist shortly after he fell into the pile on Saturday morning, however rescuers acquired no response from him on Monday as they lowered a digital camera right down to attempt to find his place within the 35-meter (115-feet) lengthy help pillar.

The calamity occurred at a bridge development website within the Mekong Delta area the place the boy had been looking with mates for scrap iron.

“I cannot understand how he fell into the hollow concrete pile, which has a diameter of a (25-centimeter/10-inch) span only, and was driven 35 meters into the ground,” Le Hoang Bao, director of Dong Thap province’s Division of Transport, instructed Tuoi Tre Information, a neighborhood newspaper.

Efforts to carry the pile with cranes and excavators had to date failed and rescuers had been unable to find out the boy’s place, media reported.

Rescuers have pumped oxygen into the pile and have softened the soil round it however the pile has tilted barely, complicating extraction efforts.