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Vietnam rescuers battle to save boy from 35-metre hole

HANOI (AFP) – Hundreds of rescuers in Vietnam battled on Monday to free a 10-year-old boy who fell into a 35-metre-deep hole at a construction site three days ago.

The boy, named Thai Ly Hao Nam, fell into the shaft of a hollow concrete pillar just 25 centimetres wide, sunk as part of a new bridge in southern Dong Thap province, apparently while looking for scrap metal, a rescuer told AFP by phone.

More details in Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin.