Deputy PM Dam Orders Investigation and Warning of Grenade Toy

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked authorities to investigate a case after students in Chu Van An Primary School, the Higlands Province of Dak Nong developed health problems after playing with grenade toys.

Authorities in the provinces are asked to inform schools and parents to prevent future cases. 

The Ministry of Education and Training must issue a warning to people to avoid harmful toys, said Dam. He believes the Ministry of Industry and Trade must order market management forces to tighten control and issue harsh penalties to sellers of dangerous toys.

This is a response to the incident on January 16. Students brought a grenade toy to school which exploded after the children tossed it in the air.  The gases from the explosion caused dizziness, breathing failure and fainting in 40 students.

By Phan Thao – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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