Tuoitrenews briefs some of salient news published today, August 24, on Vietnamese media:
-- A list of 171 inmates in Chi Hoa Prison eligible for the amnesty will be released on the National Day falling on September 2, according to senior lieutenant colonel Nguyen Ngoc Tien, the prison warder.
-- Authorities in Quang Ngai central province on Tuesday visited and donated money to 12 fishermen who met with an accident in the Philippines in late July and were rescued by a local fishing boat.
-- There were 47 traffic accidents throughout the country yesterday (Tuesday), killing 39 and injuring 38. 45 cases among them involved street-goers, claiming 37 lives and wounding 38, according to the figures released by the Road & Railway Traffic Police Bureau under Ministry of Public Security.
-- Vinh Hung General Hospital and a health center in Que Son District in the central province of Quang Nam have been caught releasing untreated water into environment.
A truck driver Tuesday crashed into four motorbikes and a crane truck in front of the Suoi Tien Cultural Center in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 9, leaving three people seriously injured.
-- 29-year-old Tran Van Chau, head of the notary public’s office Duc Hoa in Long An southern province, was stabbed by two masked assailants on the head, neck, and hand(s) in front of his office on Tuesday morning. Police are investigating.
-- A flood triggered by a 4-hour-long rain on Monday night swept away four suspension bridges and caused bad damage to 30 hectares of farm produce in Ninh Son District in the central province of Ninh Thuan.
-- The top seed Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam has advanced into the second round after defeating Shear Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia 2-0 within only 30 minutes at the Yonex-Sunrise Vietnam Open badminton’s tournament held in Ho Chi Minh City-based Phan Dinh Phung Stadium from August 22-28. Minh will take on Chia Hsuan Lin of Taiwan at 11:30 am today.
-- State President Truong Tan Sang received a delegation of Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian veterans who helped Vietnam during its resistance war at a meeting held in Hanoi on Tuesday.
-- At a meeting held in Hanoi on Tuesday, two defense ministries of Vietnam and Singapore agreed to focus their cooperation on the exchange of delegations, military technology and intelligence work and share experience in coping with non-traditional security challenges.
-- The 12th meeting of the Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Committee for Economic, Cultural, Scientific and Technological Cooperation opened in Hanoi on Tuesday.
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