|Rescue forces are searching for victims after the boat accident in Quảng Nam Province on Saturday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Tĩnh|
QUẢNG NAM — The body of a child, missing after Saturday’s fatal ferry tragedy, has been recovered on Cửa Đại Beach in Quảng Nam Province.
The child is the 16th fatality after the boat sank as it returned to Cửa Đại Ferry Station from the Chàm Islands around 2pm.
One other child on board has still not yet been found.
There were 36 tourists on board, including two children and three crew members.
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and sent leaders of the National Traffic Committee to the site to direct relief efforts and provide support.
He also ordered authorities to investigate the case and take actions against any people that might be responsible for the accident.
He also demanded the Ministries of Public Security and Transport, and People’s Committees nationwide to tighten control on waterway transport service providers.
The National Traffic Committee was required to study, analyse and evaluate the causes of particularly serious accidents in recent years; clarify the responsibilities of the authorities in the accidents and propose solutions to handle and report to the Prime Minister. — VNS