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One dead, one missing in boat accident

Update: January, 10/2017 - 11:50
The accident scene. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI  One person died and another went missing after their boat flipped over in the Đáy River on Monday afternoon.

The accident occurred at about 3.30pm on Monday when the boat weighing up to 300 tonnes was carrying rocks on the Đáy River section through Yên Phú Commune, Ý Yên District of northern Nam Định Province, close to Gia Viễn District, Ninh Bình Province.

At 7.15pm the same day, Ninh Bình Province police announced that the body of a man named Nguyễn Văn Thượng, 32, was pulled out from the river.

Thượng’s wife, also on board at the time of the accident, was still missing.

According to the initial investigation, the two victims were the boat’s owners, with residency registration in Nghĩa Hưng District in Nam Định Province.

The boat did not collide with any other waterway vehicle at the time of the accident.

The authorised agency is continuing the investigation and its search for the missing woman.  VNS



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