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Boat on Sai Gon River bursts into flames

Update: January, 21/2014 - 08:05
A hydrofoil carrying 85 passengers from the southern city of Vung Tau to HCM City suddenly burst into flames yesterday.— Photo vnexpress

HCM CITY (VNS)— A hydrofoil carrying 85 passengers from the southern city of Vung Tau to HCM City suddenly burst into flames yesterday.

Director of the Maritime Administration of HCM City Nguyen Xuan Sang said that local authorities co-operated with organisations to rescue all the passengers and extinguish the fire.

However, half of the vessel sank into the Sai Gon River, causing an oil spill.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. — VNS

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