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Police to prosecute case of attack on reporters

Update: June, 11/2015 - 15:51
Two reporters of Transport newspaper were attacked and their cameras were snatched when they were taking the pictures of overloaded trucks. — Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — The District 9 Police Bureau in HCM City have decided to prosecute a case in which two reporters of Giao Thong (Transport) newspaper were attacked and their assets were snatched.

The police have identified a number of suspects who attacked the two reporters, Vinh Phu and Linh Hoang, said Trinh Van Sam, head of the Social Order Crime Investigation Team of the District 9 Police.

The incident took place on Monday, when the journalists were pursuing an investigative report on overloaded trucks carrying sand on Lo Lu and La Xuan Oai roads in Truong Thanh and Long Truong Wards in District 9.

Overloaded trucks causing pollution in the area has become a major concern for local residents.

More grave is the threat such overloaded trucks are posing to the Tang Long Bridge, which can only handle vehicles weighing up to 13 tonnes.

According to the reporters, the suspects attacked them and snatched their cameras before fleeing.

They both suffered head injuries and were shifted to a nearby hospital with the help of local police and residents.

The National Traffic Safety Committee and editor-in-chief of Transport newspaper have asked the HCM City authorities to investigate the matter and prosecute the culprits. — VNS

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