|A barge sinks. – Illustrative Photo soha.vn|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NINH — Two people died in northern Quảng Ninh Province after a barge sank on Wednesday early morning.
The accident occurred when the barge, belonging to Hạ Long Transport Company, was moving from Nét island to the shore, around a port in Quang Hanh Ward, Cẩm Phả City.
Four people were on board at the time. Two people on the barge’s upper part fortunately managed to escape; however, two others in the barge hold -- Ngô Quang Hiệp, 34, from Quảng Ninh Province and Nguyễn Văn Hoàng, 20, from northern Hải Dương Province -- died.
According to the survivors, the barge capsized due to a midnight whirlwind. There was no loss of property.
The barge was pulled to the shore the same morning.
The accident is under investigation. — VNS