VietNamNet Bridge – Five workers of a private business specialising in aquatic product processing died due to suffocation under suspicious circumstances on Thursday in southern Phu Yen Province.


Police officers check the power circuit while investigating the incident. — Photo



Witnesses recalled that at 11am on Thursday, a worker of the Foodtech Joint Stock Company in Hoa Hiep Industrial Park in Dong Hoa District went down to a salted fish storage cellar to collect samples for testing.

Ten minutes later, another worker went down to cut the power circuit and find the fellow worker but did not return.

Three other workers then went down to search for their colleagues and did not return.

The five deceased are Huynh Van Ne, 22; Le Thanh, 30; Nguyen Van Vinh, 50; Le Viet Nguyen, 36, all from Phu Yen Province; and SiRi Phong, 47, a Thai national.

Hundreds of workers are reportedly working for the Foodtech Joint Stock Company.

The case is under further investigation.

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