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Body of the Nghinh Ông incident's last victim found

Update: April, 10/2017 - 17:00
The scene of the ship sinking in which three people die. — Photo
Viet Nam News

BẠC LIÊU — Đông Hải District People’s Committee in the southern province of Bạc Liêu on Monday found the dead body of a 19-year-old girl, who had been missing for several days following the sinking of a ship.

The body of Lưu Thị Mỹ Duyên, from Đông Hải District, was found in a mangrove swamp in Tân Thuận Commune, Đầm Dơi District, in the southern province of Cà Mau.

Earlier, last Thursday, Doãn Thanh Nam, 35, captained a ship transporting 40 people to attend the Nghinh Ông Festival, which was organised on the Gành Hào River in Bạc Liêu Province.

The ship encountered high waves and strong winds when it was some 2km away from the Gành Hào seaport in Đông Hải District and capsized. Trần Tú Trân, 17, and Lê Ngọc Hân, 16, died in the incident, while Duyên could not be found.

Local authorities said the ship was not managed by the festival’s organiser.

Nam has been detained by the Đông Hải District Police for further investigation into violations of waterway transport regulations. — VNS

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