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630 killed in labor accidents in Vietnam in 2014

Xinhua, March 4, 2015 Adjust font size:

Some 630 people were killed in 6,709 labor accidents across Vietnam in 2014, local press said on Wednesday.

The statistics was released in a report by Vietnam's Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) on the situation of labor accidents in 2014, local Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Investment Review) reported.

Labor accidents happened across the country last year left 6, 941 injured. Compared to 2013, the number of labor accidents in 2014 rose 0.2 percent while death rate hiked 0.47 percent, it said.

Labor accidents caused damage worth 98.54 billion Vietnamese dong (4.61 million U.S. dollars), it added.

Localities with most deadly labor accidents included southern Ho Chi Minh City, central Thanh Hoa, northern Quang Ninh and capital Hanoi.

Labor accidents mainly occur in areas of construction, mineral exploitation and mechanics among others, according to MoLISA. Endi