Viet Nam News “Everyone, I will sell rose bouquets tomorrow in celebration of International Women’s Day. Those who are looking to give flowers to their girlfriends or classmates, please come to support me in front of Gate A of Hải Phòng University.” So wrote 26-year-old Trần Thị Hoa in one of her last Facebook posts on March 6. Early on the morning of March 7, Hoa and her friend Trần Thị Trang rode on motorbike to the flower market Đằng Hải in Hải An District in the northeastern port city of Hải Phòng. Not born to wealthy families, the pair intended to buy flowers and utilise their craft skills to make elaborate bouquets, aiming to make some money to cover their study and living expenses. On that fateful morning, Cao Huy Hoàng was driving a container truck for an export-import company along his usual route. Stopped at a red light, he saw that two trucks ahead of him were already occupying … [Read more...] about Road accidents: When will the pain end?
A series of cars collided with each other due to heavy fog. — Photo news.zing.vnViet Nam News HÒA BÌNH — Nineteen cars collided in a series of accidents on Highway No 6 in northern Hòa Bình Province on Sunday. Colonel Nguyễn Ngọc Minh, chief police officer of Mai Châu District, told zing.vn that five accidents occurred on the highway running through Tân Sơn Commune due to dense fog and slippery roads caused by rain. There were no casualties or injuries. The first accident occurred at 10am when a truck flipped over. This was followed by a collision of vehicles running behind. Seven four-seater cars, two trucks and two coaches broke down. The accidents caused traffic congestion on the highway for several hours, which eased out after 5pm. The fog and rainy weather were caused by a cold spell in the northern region since Saturday. Rainfall and temperatures below 25 degree Celsius are predicted in the north on … [Read more...] about Fog causes series of accidents in Hòa Bình
A Greenlines DP C3 ferry sank near the Tắc Suất Wharf in HCM City’s Cấn Giờ District early Sunday morning. VNS File Photo Viet Nam News HCM CITY -- All high-speed composite ferries operating on the Bạch Đằng – Cần Giờ - Vũng Tàu route will undergo inspection and vessel verification following a ferry accident on April 8, according to the owner of the Greenlines ferry service. A high-speed Greenlines DP C3 ferry, which began operating in April 2016, sank near the Tắc Suất Wharf in Cần Giờ District on April 8. All high-speed ferry services were suspended after the ferry accident. Trần Song Hải, director of the Greenlines DP company, said the possible cause was a gearbox failure in the ferry’s engine, causing water to flow into the cabin. Hải said that all high-speed composite ferries would be inspected before resuming operation... The … [Read more...] about High-speed composite ferries to undergo inspection after accident
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — People who do not wear a seat belt are 30 times more likely to be thrown out of a vehicle during a crash. More than 75 per cent of people who are ejected during a fatal crash die from their injuries. The information was released at the launching of “Protect Your Precious” campaign in Hà Nội on Sunday. Co-organised by General Motors Việt Nam (GM Việt Nam), Việt Nam National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), Ministry of Education and Training and Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, it aimed to promote the use of safety seats for children and raise awareness of the importance of children wearing seat belts. The campaign includes a series of communication activities and three knowledge-sharing workshops for car-owning parents in Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng and HCM City. Nguyễn Trọng Thái, NTSC’s chief officer, said there were more than 20 fatalities and 60 … [Read more...] about Seat belt mandatory to prevent injury during accident
VietNamNet Bridge - A ceiling unexpectedly collapsed at a high school in Hanoi. A preschool child suffered a skull fracture in Dak Lak, and a male student died after a concrete block fell on him. These are just a few of the accidents that have occurred in schools recently. The student whose clavicle was broken On March 20, 12th graders at Tran Nhan Tong High School were hit on the head by a block of mortar from the ceiling of a classroom. Three students were hospitalized. Lawyer suggested that new regulations need to be created on assessing the quality of public works, including schools, hospitals and terminals. The student was brought to Tam Dao District General Hospital, where physicians said his clavicle had been broken. RELATED NEWS Parents worried about increase in accidents at schools Schools to up traffic safety Tien Phong … [Read more...] about Accidents at schools: who is to blame?