Traffic deaths in the first quarter of this year rose by 0.7 percent against the same period last year, according to statistics from the National Committee for Traffic Safety.
More than 5,600 traffic accidents occurred in the first two months of this year, killing nearly 2,000 people and injuring almost 5,800 others.
(VOV) - Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked provinces and cities to intensify measures to reduce the number of traffic accidents from across the country.
(VOV) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved additional funding of US$10.47 million to implement the “Vietnam HIV/AIDS Prevention Project”.
(VOV) - Deputy chairman of the National Assembly Huynh Ngoc Son warned that "the traffic death toll in the past nine months of this year equaled to a military divisions strength," considering it a great loss to the nation.
The international community has never been more worried about security in Afghanistan even with the presence of the US forces and the International Security Assistance Force.
Heavy floods in large areas stretching from Ninh Binh to Ha Tinh provinces have so far killed 16 and injured 38 people, according to the National Committee for Search and Rescue.
Since the beginning of this year, natural disasters have killed 121 people and injured 225 others and caused property damages of VND1,741 billion.
Twenty-seven people have lost their lives and 15 others have been reportedly missing or injured after tropical storm Kai-tak hit northern Vietnam on August 17, according to the National Committee for Search and Rescue.
As many as 240 people in Ba To district in the central province of Quang Ngai have been affected by bizarre skin disease and 23 have died.
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called on all provinces and relevant agencies to find ways to further reduce traffic accidents nationwide, despite a fall in numbers of accidents and fatalities in the first six months compared to the same period last year.
Three workers were killed and four others were injured after a wall of Leojin garment company workshop fell down in Ha Nam province on Jun 22.
A new forecasting system set to begin operation later this year aims to better prepare people across the country for floods.
Dr Terry Smith, an international road safety specialist, recently arrived in Hanoi to supervise Vietnamese helmet testing laboratories.
A 3-year-old baby has died of hand, foot and mouth (HFMD) disease at a Ho Chi Minh City hospital, raising the total death toll from the disease to 18 nationwide so far this year, the HCMC Health Department reported.