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Last body from boating accident retrieved

Update: July, 01/2016 - 17:20
Rescue forces take the victim’s body ashore. – Photo
Viet Nam News

LÂM ĐỒNG - The body of the last missing person involved in a boating accident in this Central Highlands province was found yesterday afternoon.

The victim, Nguyễn Sanh Hướng, 39, from central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province and a resident of Lâm Đồng Province, was thrown overboard when his boat capsized, leading to his death by drowning.

His body was found some 60m away from the spot where the boat sank.

As Việt Nam News reported earlier, three people on a trip to collect durians went missing last Saturday while riding a boat in the Đại Ninh hydropower reservoir in Đức Trọng District.

All three men were reportedly not wearing life jackets when the accident occurred.

As many as 17 boats with 150 people from the fire, rescue and prevention departments as well as locals immediately commenced a search and rescue operation for the men.

On Tuesday, the bodies of two men from the boat were found. The victims were identified as Nguyễn Văn Tuấn, 27, and Nguyễn Văn Đạo, 44, both from Lâm Đồng Province.

Đức Trọng District’s local authorities presented VNĐ5 million (US$223) to the family of each victim.

Lâm Đồng Province’s People’s Committee said the local authorities would review waterway vehicles to better ensure traffic safety following the accident. – VNS


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