Train driver Truong Xuan Thuc, who saved 300 passengers during a crash two months ago, will receive a medal for bravery next Tuesday. The award was approved by President Nguyen Minh Triet.
Thuc endured several injuries after applying the train's emergency brakes to avoid colliding with a truck two months ago.
His right leg was broken and his left arm crushed. He is recovering from his operations.
10,000 old vehicles to cease operation
HA NOI — About 10,377 out-of-date vehicles that are used to transport goods and people nationwide would cease operations on January 1, 2011, reported the Viet Nam Register.
Under a Government decree, the out-of-date vehicles include automobiles that were made in 1985, 1990 and 1993.
Man admits having fake MSG
HA NOI — The Investigative Police Deparment has arrested Bui Dac Chien, 31, producing fake monosodium glutamate (MSG).
Police seized 344 packages of fake MSG. Chien admitted to police that the fake MSG packages were bought at Tan Thanh Border Gate in Lang Son Province.
17 people poisoned by fish toxins
QUANG NGAI — The Nha Trang Pasteur Institute reported that 17 people poisoned on October 31 after eating barracuda had ingested a toxin called Ciguatera.
According to medical professionals, the toxin causes fatigue, nausea and diarrhoea. — VNS