Boat explosion in Quang Ngai injures at least 14

VOV.VN - Six fishermen that were left injured and one tragically died in a fishing vessel explosion on October 17 in An Hai commune, Ly Son island in the central coastal province of Quang Ngai have overcome critical conditions after being hospitalized at Da Nang Hospital.

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One victim has received special treatment while five other fishermen with minor injuries have been kept under supervision at the health station in Ly Son island.

According to preliminary information, at 10pm on October 17, a fishing boat with 14 crew members on board, captained by fishermen Truong Minh Kinh from Ly Son district was returning to the shore when the boat suddenly exploded while it was about six nautical miles from Ly Son Island. The incident sadly took one fisherman’s life and left  another 6 injured.

After the incident were notified, the authorities coordinated with relevant agencies in Ly Son district to urgently bring the vessel to shore. The injured victims were then taken to hospital for emergency treatment.

Vice Chairman of Ly Son district People’s Committee Nguyen Van Cuong said the cause of the incident is still under investigation. 

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