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Three die in separate boat capsizings

Update: November, 02/2015 - 08:00

AN GIANG (VNS) — Three people were confirmed dead as two boat capsized on the same day in An Giang and Ha Giang provinces.

On Saturday night, a boat carrying a dozen Co To islanders in An Giang to a party overturned, leaving four missing.

The bodies of Nguyen Hoang Tuan and Nguyen The Phuoc, both 17, were found yesterday afternoon, said Co To Commune People's Committee Chairman Dang Quoc Tuan.

Nguyen Dang Khoa, 31, and Nguyen Van Luan, 12, remain missing.

Rescue workers only managed to retrieve the body of Lenh Thi Lan, 37, a junior high school teacher in Ha Giang's Quan Ba District following a boat sinking on Saturday.

Another female teacher reported missing, Duong Thi Hanh, 27, has yet to be found.

The two victims were among a group of five teachers on a sightseeing boat running on the Thai An hydroelectric reservoir that sank shortly after departure.

Investigations into the causes of the two capsizes are on-going. — VNS

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