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Fishermen injured as battery explodes on fishing boat

Update: March, 18/2016 - 00:00
One of the eight injured fishermen receives treatment at Huế Central Hospital. — Photo thanhnien.vn

THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ (VNS) — Eight fishermen aboard a fishing boat off the shore in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế suffered serious injuries and burns when a battery exploded on the vessel this morning.

The boat No TTH-96016, belonging to Lê Viết Rơ from Phú Vang District’s Phú Thuận Commune, was just four nautical miles from Thuận An seaport when the incident occurred. All the fishermen suffered burns and their clothes were torn. They received first aid and were transferred to the Huế Central Hospital.

Initial investigation showed that the explosion may come from a 12V-200A battery used on the boat.

The local authority granted each injured fishermen between VNĐ3 and VNĐ5 million (around US$130 - $230). They are also investigating the case. — VNS

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