ĐỒNG THÁP — 10-year-old Thái Lý Hạo Nam who fell into a 35-metre deep concrete pillar in southern Đồng Tháp Province was pronounced dead late Wednesday afternoon, according to local authorities. Prior to the press briefing, the boy’s father was taken to the scene of the accident. The local authorities added that with the child confirmed dead, the rescue team’s strategy will change, focusing on bringing his body out of the pillar as soon as possible. Here, Nam fell into the hollow concrete pillar which is 25cm wide and 35m deep. Continuous efforts were made to deliver oxygen and water to sustain his life, as well as different strategies to bring him out of the pit, to no avail.