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Bodies of two missing fishermen found

Update: June, 27/2016 - 09:00
The bodies of two missing fishermen from a boat explosion offshore from the southwestern province of Kiên Giang were found yesterday, a representative of Zone 4’s Marine Police High Command said. — Photo nld.com.vn

KIÊN GIANG – The bodies of two missing fishermen from a boat explosion offshore from the southwestern province of Kiên Giang were found yesterday, a representative of Zone 4’s Marine Police High Command said. A third man is still unaccounted for.

Identities of the two fishermen have yet to be determined.

The explosion occurred at about 5pm last Friday, when the boat with seven crew members was about 10 nautical miles from Hòn Thơm Island. The explosion was blamed on the boat’s overheated engine, according to the survivors.

The force of the blast threw the three fishermen into the sea, according to local authorities.

Four other fishermen on board were seriously burned and rushed to nearby Phú Quốc Island by the Coast Guard and later to Phú Quốc General Hospital. Doctors said they are now in a stable condition.

Marine police, the owner of the boat, Nguyễn Thanh Nhã from Cà Mau Province and fishermen are continuing to search for the remaining missing fisherman. However, the rescue efforts have been hindered by unstable weather. — VNS

 

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