Viet Nam News
LÀO CAI — The body of the last of nine roustabouts who drowned in the northern province of Lào Cai was recovered on Friday, the province’s border guard police said.
Nine roustabouts drowned in the section of the Red River in the province last Sunday. Five of them were found on Monday, one on Tuesday, and two others on Thursday.
The last victim was found on Friday morning in the section of the river in the province’s Bát Đàn District, said the Lào Cai border guard police.
The bodies of all victims were returned to their families after the autopsy.
The nine were hired by the Bắc Sông Hồng Services and Trading Company Ltd on early Sunday morning to transport goods along the Red River to its Chinese counterpart using iron rafts.
At about 6am, the raft by which they were returning to Việt Nam malfunctioned and stopped in the water on the Chinese side. The labourers jumped into the river, tried to swim back to Việt Nam’s territory and got drowned.
Four of the nine victims were residents of Lào Cai Province, including Châu A Dế, 46, Thầu A Hòa, 26, as well as Tráng Văn Long, 25, and Vàng Văn Thắng, 26.
Three others were residents of the northern province of Lai Châu, which were Thào A Lâu, 28, Thào A Giàng, 16, and Lò Nam Nan, 24.
The remaining two – Giàng A Dơ, 23, and Giàng A Tếnh, 21 – were residents of the northern province of Yên Bái. — VNS