|Speeding on their motorbikes cost two young men their lives yesterday afternoon in HCM City’s District 2.– Photo congan.com.vn|
HCM CITY – Speeding on their motorbikes cost two young men their lives yesterday afternoon in HCM City’s District 2.
The two men, about 25 years old, are said to have driven a motorbike very fast on Mai Chí Thọ Street and lost control, colliding with lorry carrying stones. The accident blocked traffic jam for almost two hours in the area.
Meanwhile, in the northern province of Hòa Bình, a passenger bus and a lorry were seriously damaged in a head-on collision yesterday morning.
Fortunately, no serious injury was reported, although the bus was carrying 30 passengers.
The accident happened in Lương Sơn District’s Trường Sơn Commune as the passenger bus traveled from Lương Sơn to Kim Bôi collided with a dirt-carrying lorry running in the opposite direction.
The police are investigating the accident.
Four rescued from fire in Hà Nội
HÀ NỘI — Firefighters in Hà Nội yesterday rescued four people trapped in a big fire in a house on Thái Hà Street.
The fire occurred at 7am on the ground floor of a four-storey house in Alley 131. The ground floor of the 40sq.m house was rented out to a coffee shop, and the owners lived on the upper floors.
Five firefighting trucks were mobilised and four people trapped in the building were rescued. The fire was extinguished in an hour.
On Saturday night, a fire that broke out in the Huyện Sử Market in Trí Phải Commune, Cà Mau Province destroyed 11 stalls, causing losses estimated at VNĐ2.6 billion (US$116,000). No human casualty was reported.
According to Trí Phải People’s Committee, the stalls selling groceries, clothing and shoes belonged to five households who had stored a large volume of goods in preparation for the upcoming Tết (lunar new year).
The fire is being investigated.
Seriously injured Chinese sailor rescued at sea
BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU — The Regional Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre No 3 on Saturday took a foreign sailor seriously injured on board a Panama-flagged cargo ship off Việt Nam’s territorial waters to a mainland hospital for treatment.
He Liming, a 30-year-old Chinese national, fell from a height of seven meters into the hatch while working on the deck of Seiyo Honor on Saturday morning. He suffered severe back and chest injuries and was unable to move his arms.
Seiyo Honor, which was proceeding from Bông Sen (Lotus) Port in HCM City to the Kelang Port in Malaysia, was about 68 nautical miles southwest off the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu when the accident happened.
As the sailor’s condition worsened, the ship’s captain had sent out an SOS. The centre instructed the ship to return to Vũng Tàu City and provided first-aid guidance. It also dispatched ship SAR 413 with doctors on board.
The doctors were able to improve the sailor’s condition before he was taken from Vũng Tàu to the French-Việt Nam Hospital in HCM City for further care and treatment. — VNS