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Five casualties in motor canoe-barge collision

Update: June, 15/2018 - 15:55
The red spot where the collision between a motor canoe and a barge occured in southern An Giang Province yesterday. — Photo googlemap
Viet Nam News

AN GIANG — A motor canoe carrying inspectors in southern An Giang Province collided yesterday with a barge anchored on the Hậu River, leaving one dead, one missing, and three injured.

Initial information showed the motor canoe carrying a team of interdisciplinary inspectors from the provincial Environmental Police, the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and other relevant units was traversing the river in Long Xuyên City’s Mỹ Long Ward when it suddenly crashed into the barge.

The injured victims were rushed to a hospital for treatment.

Police have restricted access to the scene to facilitate the search for the missing person and to carry out an investigation into the cause of the accident. — VNS

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