|This man lost his wife in the ferry accident in Quang Binh Province last month which claimed 42 lives. The victims’ families have each received VND44 million donated by kind-hearted people. (Photo: SGGP)|
Families of the Quang Binh Province ferry-accident victims have received VND4 billion ($235,000) donated by individuals and businesses, local authorities said.
Each of the 42 families received VND44 million ($2,600) in the form of bank savings deposits in their names, the People’s Committee of Quang Trach District said.
Hai Chau Group based in Ba Ria – Vung Tau gifted Quang Hai Commune a motor boat worth VND150 million ($8,800) equipped with lifebuoys and seats.
A ferry-boat sank in the Gianh River at Quang Hai Commune, Quang Binh District, on January 25. It took the lives of 42 victims. Most were women and children. People in the country are doing their best to help the victims’ families.