The Department of Health in the central province of Quang Ngai has confirmed additional three deaths in just week of a "strange disease" whose symptoms appear on the skin of the palm.
The deceased victims are Pham Thi Vuong, 15, Pham Thi Nhi, 10, and Pham Thi Phin, 21. All three of them lived in Ba To District's Ba Dien Commune. Local health officials have not been able to determine what the disease is or how it is caused. They have been calling it dermatitis of the human palm.
The unknown ailment has claimed five lives so far. During the first three months the year, 59 people have been infected with the virus nationwide. The health sector has not determined the cause of the disease.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
Stranded fishermen brought home
After a four-day rescue operation carried out at a distance of 350 nautical miles from the mainland, the Viet Nam Marine Police Force brought home 11 fishermen whose boat had suffered a breakdown off the coast of Phu Lam Island.
The rescue forces tugged the fishing boat and its crew to the Ky Ha Habour in Quang Nam Province on Wednesday. Each of the rescued fishermen was given VND300,000 as ex-gratia assistance. Authorities have praised the crew of the tugboat for their bravery in rescuing the fishermen.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Quang Ngai starts to lose its historical sites
The management of cultural and historical sites in the central province of Quang Ngai has not been done well with several sites suffering serious encroachment.
Most of the encroached sites have been used for building houses, farming, planting trees, rock exploitation and other activities despite several penalties levied on violators by local authorities.
According to Phan Dinh Do, director of Quang Ngai Museum, several historical sites in the provinces have not been well cared for by the local government. The province has 26 national cultural and historical sites and 168 provincial ones.
Nhan Dan (The People)