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Vietnamese workers killed, injured in RoK fishing ship incident

Update: January, 18/2019 - 06:16
One Vietnamese worker was killed and another injured yesterday while working on a fishing vessel which caught fire off the coast of the Republic of Korea (RoK).— Photo THX

SEOUL — One Vietnamese worker was killed and another injured yesterday while working on a fishing vessel which caught fire off the coast of the Republic of Korea (RoK).

The deceased was named as Hoàng Văn Thắng, 22, born in the central province of Quảng Bình. 

The other victim, Hồ Văn Hiệu, 40, also from the province, suffered severe burns.

The incident occurred off the coast of Yeosu city in the RoK’s South Jeolla province, according to the Vietnamese labour management office in the RoK. 

The 85-tonne ship, with 12 crew members on board, was engulfed in flames at 8:25am (local time) in an area 6.4km northeast of Oenaro island, some 330km south of Seoul. One Chinese worker went missing, while the remaining members were rescued.

The labour management office will collaborate with the Embassy of Việt Nam in the RoK and relevant local agencies to work on procedures and documents on the incident. — VNS

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