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Five drown as seas get rough in Binh Thuan beaches

Rough seas in Binh Thuan Province in central Vietnam claimed five lives Saturday, two were missing and several others hospitalized.

Vietnamese tourist killed by six-meter wave in Bali

A Vietnamese tourist was killed after being swept out to sea by a giant wave at Kelingking beach in Bali.

Vietnam becoming safer but road safety still a major concern

Vietnam has climbed up a global safety index, but road safety and drowning remain major threats, says Underwriters Laboratories, a U.S. safety science company.
June 13, 2019 | 10:53 am GMT+7

Nearly 80, an elder saves drowning people, retrieves bodies

A septuagenarian war veteran in Vietnam’s Central Highlands has dedicated the autumn of his life to saving others from death.
March 03, 2019 | 12:55 pm GMT+7

When the floodgates open, it’s swimming time!

Flirting with danger, when a major dam’s floodgates open in northern Vietnam, residents are opening “public swimming pools.”
August 08, 2018 | 01:15 pm GMT+7

‘Racism’ suspected as Vietnamese children drown in Czech Republic

Czech police are investigating a resort where ‘negligence’ and ‘racism’ were alleged factors in the death of two Vietnamese boys.
August 08, 2018 | 11:47 am GMT+7

Bloomberg donates $2.4 million to prevent drowning deaths in Vietnam

The funds will be used to provide free swimming lessons to children in eight provinces.
June 29, 2018 | 08:05 am GMT+7

Five Vietnamese confirmed dead in freight boat accident near Chinese border

Another four workers remain missing after they decided to abandon their crippled vessel and swim for it.
March 13, 2018 | 06:32 pm GMT+7

Russian man dies from drowning in Vietnam’s central coast

He jumped into the rough sea despite warnings from rescue workers.
December 28, 2017 | 09:39 am GMT+7

Vietnam ranks 87th in global safety index: report

Drownings remain a major cause of concern in a country that has nearly 3,300 kilometers of coastline.
August 16, 2017 | 04:25 pm GMT+7

Mass drowning probe finds nine schoolboys were "trying to save each other"

Nine schoolboys who drowned in central Vietnam had been trying to help each other after they started experiencing difficulties, said local fire and rescue authorities yesterday ...
April 20, 2016 | 02:22 pm GMT+7
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