Second victim of tug boat blast dies

The second victim of a serious tug boat explosion on January 10 in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 7 died, the People’s Hospital 115 announced yesterday. 

Quach Hoài Nam, 44, from the northern province of Ninh Binh, died in the hospital though medical workers tried to save him. 

The incident took place in the oil cellar of a tug boat called Kim An 06, numbered SG 1800. It exploded on January 10 when the boat was docking at Vegeport J. Co.’s port near Phu My Bridge in District 7.

Le Quang Cuong, 25, from the northern province of Thanh Hoa, was tossed upward and died in the spot.

Quach Hoai Nam, 44, was injured seriously and immediately rushed for medical attention, but he could not survive at last.

The cause of the incident was being further investigated.

By Minh Tam - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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