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Bodies of two dead in ship capsize found

Update: June, 15/2015 - 19:38
The Tien river part where the ship, carrying 26 passengers on board, capsized on Saturday. — Photo

BEN TRE (VNS) — The bodies of two victims on board a ship that capsized on Saturday in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre were recovered this morning, said the local police.

Truong Van Muoi, 37, and Nguyen Thi Nguyet Tien, 18, were the only two who died when the ship, which was captained by Dang Truong Phat, partly sank during a storm on the Tien River.

The ship, carrying fruits and 26 passengers on board, was on its way from Cho Lach to HCM City.

Witnesses said Muoi and Tien jumped off the ship in panic and drowned in the river.

All the remaining passengers were brought inland later by locals' boats.

Earlier, search efforts for Muoi and Tien were hindered by bad weather. – VNS

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