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Tourists get stuck in lift in Da Nang

Update: June, 06/2011 - 09:50
DA NANG — Nineteen tourists got stuck in a lift at a height of 10m in the Ngu Hanh Son tourist area of Da Nang City yesterday due to a technical error.

Technical personnel managed to fix the lift after 10 minutes, after which all of the tourists, among whom one child had fainted, were safely delivered to ground level where each received a quick health check, the fainted child remained in doctor's care.

The lift started operation at the end of April.

Vietnam Airlines plane struck by lightning

HA NOI — A Vietnam Airlines plane was struck by lightning on Saturday on route from Da Nang City to Lam Dong Province.

All 68 passengers were safe following the incident.

Another VNA plane was struck on April 24 when landing at an airport in France.

Traffic violations decrease by 2,000

HA NOI — Ha Noi Police handed out nearly 60,000 fines for traffic violations last month, a decrease of 2,000 compared with April.

Traffic fines throughout May totalled VND14 billion (US$700,000), and saw police temporarily seize more than 13,870 driving licences.

Last month, 40 people died and 12 others were injured in 47 traffic accidents in the city. Most of accidents resulted from motorists travelling in the wrong lane at high speeds.

Stick insects destroy 24ha of forest

HAI PHONG — Stick insects destroyed nearly 24ha of forest in Cat Ba National Park of the northern city of Hai Phong during the past week.

The insects appeared in the park in 2007. They have six long legs and can move quickly, making them difficult to catch. The insects' density in the park is as high as dozens of thousands on each tree.

The Hai Phong Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has sprayed plants to prevent the insects from spreading. — VNS

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