|Two Russian tourists begging for money in Tam Kỳ City, Quảng Ngãi Province. — Photo vtc.vn|
QUẢNG NAM — Authorities of the central province of Quảng Nam have helped two Russian tourists begging for money on the streets of Tam Kỳ City earlier last week.
Senior Lieutenant Colonel Nguyễn Thành Văn, deputy chief of Tam Kỳ Police, told the media on Monday that the city’s police and immigration department has been coordinating to verify information about the two foreigners begging on a street corner on March 15.
They were holding a cardboard sign for passersby with the message "help, no money" at the Hùng Vương-Trần Cao Vân intersection.
The two foreigners were identified as Russian tourists.
They travelled to Việt Nam but ran out of money in Tam Kỳ City, so they begged locals to pay their way.
The authorities told the two tourists not to continue with the activity, and the Tam Kỳ Red Cross Society provided them with financial support.
On March 17, two Russian tourists left Tam Kỳ for the neighbouring province of Quảng Ngãi.
Two weeks ago, two tourists – one male and one female – were also spotted standing at the corner of Tôn Đức Thắng-Ngô Văn Sở intersection in Liên Chiểu District, Đà Nẵng City, holding a cardboard saying "help, no money".
The photos caused a stir among the public when they were posted on social media.
The Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Đà Nẵng asked local authorities to investigate, but the two foreigners had already moved on. — VNS