1: on new year’s eve in southern dong thap province, vietnam, rescuers are trying to free a 10-year-old boy, ly hao nam, who is trapped deep inside a narrow shaft at a building site. ly hao nam had been searching for scrap metal when he fell into the hollow concrete pile. his parents are watching anxiously as rescuers attempt to reach their son.
paragraph 2: the support pillar is 35m deep and measures just 25cm (10in) in diameter. two days ago, ly hao nam was heard crying for help, but gave no response when a camera was lowered down the hole on monday.
paragraph 3: emergency teams have tried to lift the pile with cranes and excavators, but so far with no success. they have also softened the soil around the pillar to try to free it, but that has made it tilt and complicated rescue efforts. ly hao nam was searching for scrap metal when he fell into the hollow concrete pile, leading to the current rescue efforts.