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Gas explosion off Bình Định Province, one missing

Update: December, 01/2016 - 14:20
File photo of a gas explosion at a fishing vessel in southern Bình Thuận Province. — Photo
Viet Nam News

BÌNH ĐỊNH — Five fishermen fell into the sea following a gas explosion on a fishing vessel off Bình Định Province, the provincial Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Search and Rescue has said.

One of the fishermen sustained serious burn injuries and another was missing.

Nguyễn Văn Sượt, 48, from central Bình Định Province’s Tam Quan Bắc Commune, has still not been found following the explosion that occurred at 5am yesterday morning.

Nguyễn Long, driver of the fishing vessel, was seriously burnt and hospitalised for treatment.

The other three fishermen are unhurt.

The fishing vessel is owned by Nguyễn Thể from the same commune.

The committee is continuing its search for the victim. — VNS

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