|A 8,500-tonne ship collided with a 895-tonne barge on the Sài Gòn River on Wednesday. — Photo vtv.vn|
HCM CITY — A captain and one crew member are missing after their barge crashed into a container ship on the Sài Gòn River in HCM City on Wednesday.
The 8,500-tonne ship collided with the 895-tonne barge on a stretch of the river near Thủ Thiêm urban area in District 2.
The barge sank, along with its captain and one crew member. Another crew member was severely injured.
Officials from the HCM City Department of Transport and concerned authorities have launched a search for the missing victims. A salvage operation of the barge is underway. — VNS