KIEN GIANG — A rumour that 14 fishermen in southern Kien Giang Province died after eating globefish in recent days was false, affirmed provincial authorities.
The fishermen remained onboard the Tan Vinh fishing boat which was still operating offshore and none of them had been poisoned as a result of eating globefish, said boat owner Dinh Van Dan.
Similar rumours have circulated about other boats.
Relevant agencies are continuing with their investigation to clear up the rumour and reassure the public. — VNS