Thirteen passengers were injured when a coach upturned on National Highway 20 in Bao Loc Town in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong yesterday morning.
The 45-seater coach, believed to be speeding, was travelling from HCM City. It careered off the road and ended upside down in a 10m-deep hole on the side of the road, according to the local traffic police.
Three people are still being treated for their injuries at provincial General Hospital No 2.
Great white shark caught off Qui Nhon
QUI NHON — A 30kg 1.78m-long white shark was caught off the coast of Qui Nhon City in the central province of Binh Dinh by Institute of Oceanography staff and local fishermen on Monday.
The shark was brought onshore yesterday for scientific research, according to the institute.
The institute and provincial agriculture department were investigating shark attacks off the Qui Nhon coast since last August.
Ha Noi saves power during first six months
HA NOI — Ha Noi managed to save around 50 million kWh of electricity during the first half of this year, equivalent to 1.12 per cent of the capital's yearly power supply, according to a municipal electricity company (EVN Ha Noi) report.
The country's second largest economic and financial centre consumes an average of 15 million kWh of electricity a day.
Power consumption usually soars between June and July. The city used 38.5 million kWh of electricity on July 6 alone and 30.8 million kWh on June 30.
EVN Ha Noi's sales department Director Nguyen Anh Tuan said that the increase in electricity consumption occurred due to the simultaneous use of appliances in hot temperatures.
Dumping soil turns spring water muddy
LAO CAI —The water of Dum Spring flowing across the communes of Trung Chai, Toong Sanh and Coc San in northern mountainous Lao Cai Province has turned muddy recently.
The phenomenon was allegedly caused by thousands of cubic metres of soil which was dumped into the spring from the nearby construction site of the National Highway 4D after the ground was leveled several days ago.
To date, the spring water is still muddy, damaging the scenery of the tourism site of Sa Pa. — VNS