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Barge capsize kills two in Quảng Ninh

Update: March, 09/2017 - 16:44
A barge sinks. – Illustrative Photo soha.vn
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NINH —  Two people died in northern Quảng Ninh Province after a barge sank on Wednesday early morning.

The accident occurred when the barge, belonging to Hạ Long Transport Company, was moving from Nét island to the shore, around a port in Quang Hanh Ward, Cẩm Phả City.

Four people were on board at the time. Two people on the barge’s upper part fortunately managed to escape; however, two others in the barge hold -- Ngô Quang Hiệp, 34, from Quảng Ninh Province and Nguyễn Văn Hoàng, 20, from northern Hải Dương Province -- died.

According to the survivors, the barge capsized due to a midnight whirlwind. There was no loss of property.

The barge was pulled to the shore the same morning.

The accident is under investigation.  VNS

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