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Sailor rescued after two days at sea

Update: December, 31/2010 - 09:29

BA RIA VUNG TAU — A sailor was rescued from the shipwrecked Van Don No2 cargo ship in the southern area of the East Sea on Wednesday, Vung Tau Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre reported.

Vu Van Tu was found exhausted, drifting at sea. The rescue team also found an unidentified body in the area of the sunken ship.

The cargo vessel, carrying 23 crew, sank on Monday due to high seas and gusting winds. Twelve crew members, who had been rescued previously, were said to be in good condition after treatment at HCM City's Cho Ray Hospital.

Collision leaves two dead, 13 injured

DAK NONG — A head-on collision between a truck and a 35-seat-coach in Central Highland Dak Nong Province's Quang Tin Commune yesterday killed two passengers and injured 13 others.

The victims were hospitalised at the provincial general hospital for treatment. The coach driver ran away from the scene.

The reason of the collision is under investigation.

Unlicensed sand dredgers in custody

BINH DUONG — Five unlicensed sand dredgers were seized for illegally taking sand at Thi Tinh River in the southern province of Binh Duong, the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment said.

The dredgers belonged to Tien Thinh Trade and Service Co Ltd based in Long Tan Commune, Dau Tieng District. The company was found to lack an operational licence, had not completed an environmental impact assessment and were using agricultural land for industrial purposes. — VNS

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