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Policeman shot dead in motorbike chase

Update: January, 04/2012 - 09:35

HAI PHONG — A policeman from the northern city of Hai Phong's mobile police department was shot dead and another wounded while pursuing two men on a motorbike at 1.30am Monday.

The suspects, Do Van Son, 28, and Hoang Van Nam, 26, both from Thuy Nguyen District, were ordered to pull over near Binh Bridge, in Hong Bang District, but they sped off. Police captured the suspects two hours later and took possession of a K59 gun and six bullets.

The dead man, Private First Class Do Dang Long, 23, from Thuy Nguyen District, started working as a driver in the mobile department last February.

Director of the city police Do Huu Ca promoted Long to sergeant following his death.

Loggerhead turtle released at sea

THUA THIEN-HUE — An 80kg loggerhead sea turtle (Cretta caretta) was released into the sea off Phu Dien Commune in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue's Phu Vang District on Monday afternoon.

The turtle had been caught in a fisherman's net earlier that day.

Local authorities succeeded in persuading the fishermen to release the turtle.

The species, found from Bach Long Vi Island to Cat Ba Island, is listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). — VNS

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