Two missing victims found in Sài Gòn River

Update: July, 06/2018 - 20:00
Rain hinders the salvage operation of the sand barge on the Sài Gòn River. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The bodies of the captain and a crew member of the barge that crashed into a container ship on the Sài Gòn River in HCM City on Wednesday were found on Thursday.

The two bodies were found floating on the Sài Gòn River some 50 metres from the barge collision on Thursday afternoon. The bodies were handed over to their relatives.

The salvage operation of the barge is underway, expected to be finished by this evening as the entire body of the barge will be completely floated to tow to shore.

The incident occurred on Wednesday morning in front of ELFGAS Port when the 8,500-tonne Prosper from Mongolia crashed with the 895-tonne barge BTr.7759 from southern Bến Tre Province, which was carrying 600 cubic metres of sand.

The collision injured one crew member and the barge sank, along with the captain and another crew member who were found yesterday. — VNS