Four survive barge crash

Four people escaped death from a collision on Nha Be River, HCM City April 11.

The barge was overthrown after colliding with the Vien Dong 3 in Nha Be River, HCM City (Photo: SGGP)

According to eye witnesses at the scene, a 490 ton barge, carrying 350 cubic meters of sand, was traveling up the confluence of Nha Be and Soai Rap when the 11,000 ton Vien Dong 3, travelling from the opposite direction, hit the barge.

The barge overturned and its four crews jumped into the river, but were quickly rescued by nearby boats.

The barge drifted to the Den Do confluence, Dong Nai Province, 1 kilometer down stream from the scene of the incident.

The barge had still yet to be pulled inland Saturday evening. At present, Vien Dong 3 is being held by authorities.

Investigations for the cause of the incident continue.

By Ng.Hieu – Translated by H.Mien

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