Wall collapses in northern Vietnam, kills child

By Giang Chinh   June 13, 2017 | 06:32 pm PT
Wall collapses in northern Vietnam, kills child
The scene of the incident in downtown Hai Phong. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Chinh
The 7-year-old boy was seeking shelter from Tuesday's heavy rain in Hai Phong.

A storm rain lashed down in the northern port city of Hai Phong on Tuesday morning, pulling down a wall outside a school that led to the death of a 7-year-old boy.

The boy, his grandmother and his cousin were seeking shelter at a makeshift tea shop, which was just a large rain tarpaulin tied to the wall.

Witnesses said strong winds ripped off the tarpaulin from the wall and knocked the bricks down.

The 7-year-old boy was buried and killed on the spot. His relatives were injured.

Police are investigating the case.

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