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Search underway for victims of Thái Bình shipwreck

Update: July, 05/2016 - 17:00
A rescue team hunts for the missing victim in a boating incident in Hồng (Red) River in northern Thái Bình Province’s Vũ Thư District. – VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Tiến
Viet Nam News

THÁI BÌNH — A rescue team from the northern province of Thái Bình is still searching for a boy who was on board a boat that sank yesterday in Vũ Thư District.

The waterway accident occurred at 3.30pm, when two boats travelling in the same direction on Hồng (Red) River in Hồng Lý Commune collided, causing one boat to sink, local police reported.

The local rescue force acted quickly to retrieve the victims upon receiving the report.

Local authorities have confirmed the deaths of three people involved in the accident, while one is still missing.

At 10pm yesterday, rescue forces found the body of Trần Văn Tuấn, 41, captain of the NB2434 vessel.

This morning, the rescue team found the body of his wife, Trần Thị Hái, 39.

They also found the couple’s two-year-old daughter, Trần Thị Đào.

The rescue force is continuing the search for the remaining victim, Trần Văn Duy, 8, Tuấn’s son.

Trần Huy Hải, chairman of the Vũ Thư District’s People’s Committee, said the vessels were carrying stone and clinkers, weighing some 80 tonnes, when they collided. — VNS




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