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Floating restaurant sinks with over 200 people

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:05 am

The floating restaurant shown submerged in water after the incident

A two storey floating restaurant, My Khanh, in district Phong Dien of Can Tho City sank on January 8 with approximately 220 people atop.


More than 200 people were celebrating a new year party on the first floor of this floating restaurant whilst 10 restaurant staff prepared food on the ground floor.


As the floating restaurant began to sink panic rose amongst the people on the first floor who tried to find ways to go ashore.


However, waiters and other staff members on the ground floor escaped death as they could get away easily.


It took about 15 minutes for the floating restaurant’s ground floor to totally sink into the river. One is still not certain if anyone from the first floor survived. The case is under investigation.


According to the police, the restaurant had just recently been built and was awaiting a license. With a length of over 20 meters and width of 10 meters it was supposed to carry a capacity of around 200 people.

Source: SGGP

Hanoi presents nearly 200 billion VND to social beneficiaries

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:05 am




Hanoi presents nearly 200 billion VND to social beneficiaries


QĐND – Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 21:37 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Hanoi People’s Committee has spent more than 195 billion VND on Tet presents for 733,133 wounded soldiers, martyrs’ families, veterans, elderly people, and other needy people in the city.


Meanwhile delegations from the city’s authorities will visit and present gifts to 97 social groups and 87 families of social beneficiaries on the Lunar New Year holidays.


On this occasion, various meaningful activities have been launched to support social beneficiaries in the city. Some art performances have been held to raised funds from individuals and businesses to sponsor for social programs.


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

Over 7,200 public, private hospitals do not have wastewater treatment system

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:36 am

Over 7,200 public and private hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City do not have standard wastewater treatment systems, the Department of Health has reported.

These medical clinics have only rudimentary systems at the best and discharged their wastewater into septic tanks, which are then released into the sewerage system.

The old waste water treatment facilities of the Traumatic Orthopedic Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Over 7,200 public and private hospitals do not have wastewater treatment system or the old facilities can’t meet the increase in usage

Approximately 45 central, city and district hospitals and private clinics, have not improved their wastewater treatment systems and the old systems cannot satisfy the increase in usage. The wastewater system is overloaded.

Hospitals said they are short of skill personnel in dealing with the issue, while the relevant agencies have yet to penalize any hospital or clinic that do not meet the requirements of a modern waste treatment system.

However, the city Department of Natural Resources and Environment has fined the Mental Hospital in District 5. The hospital was fined VND6 million and was forced to quickly construct a modern standard wastewater treatment facility.

Hospitals in the city have dumped thousands cubic meters of wastewater into the river environments every day.

Source: SGGP

Over 200 workers hospitalized after food poisoning

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 8:27 am

More than 200 workers of the Sametex International Company Limited were hospitalized due to food poisoning in Long An Province on December 16.


Doctor Vo Cong Luan, director of the Long An General Hospital, said that the workers suffered stomach ache, nausea and vomiting after having lunch and dinner at the company.  Most of them have already regained health, but 65 are still being treated at the hospital.


Agencies in the province are taking food samples for testing, so that they can investigate the cause of the food poisoning outbreak.

Source: SGGP

1,200 school-bags-cum-lifebuoys presented to students in Bac Lieu

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 6:20 am




1,200 school-bags-cum-lifebuoys presented to students in Bac Lieu


QĐND – Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 20:54 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Bac Lieu Provincial People’s Committee and VietinBank have recently organised a ceremony to present 1,200 school-bags which can also be used used as lifebuoys, worth VND 198 million, to students crossing rivers by sampan to school in Bac Lieu Province.


Such a 0.6kg lifebuoy, able to store nearly 50kg of books and notebooks for under 5th graders, will help reduce the casualties of children in waterway accidents.


Along with the school-bags, VietinBank also gave Bac Lieu Province VND 15 billion to build 420 houses of gratitude and the Vam Leo Bridge linking Bac Lieu and Soc Trang.


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

Over US$ 200,000 to protect Saola

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Some 200,000 at risk of cholera in Haiti, U.N. says

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2010 at 9:23 am

More than 200 million eggs recalled in US salmonella scare

In Uncategorized on August 19, 2010 at 11:22 am

WASHINGTON, Aug 18, 2010 (AFP) – A US egg producer has recalled more than 200 million chicken eggs apparently contaminated with salmonella bacteria after hundreds of reported cases of illness, the FDA reported Wednesday.

AFP/File – A US egg producer has recalled more than 200 million chicken eggs apparently contaminated with salmonella

The eggs were produced by Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa, and sold around the country under 143 different brands, and are packed in boxes of six, 12 and 18 eggs.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it had been investigating since late June. It found almost four times the usual rate of salmonella-related illness being reported, an FDA statement said.


Salmonella can cause intestinal infections and is transmitted by foods contaminated by animal fecal matter.

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Source: SGGP

Nearly 200 of Japan’s oldest citizens ‘missing’

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2010 at 11:23 am

(AFP file) Elderly people take a rest on benches at a temple in Tokyo.

TOKYO (AFP) – Nearly 200 Japanese centenarians are missing, officials said Thursday, with the total likely to rise amid a nationwide search after the discovery of the 30-year-old corpse of a man registered as aged 111.


In the western city of Kobe alone, the whereabouts of 105 out of 847 centenarians were unknown as of the end of July, a city official said.


“The city launched an investigation on the condition of the 105 people,” the Kobe city official said — in addition to 22 others who have not accessed nursing or medical insurance in recent years.


Those unaccounted-for include people who could be older than the current officially recognised oldest woman in Japan, 113-year-old Chiyono Hasegawa, who lives in the southern Saga prefecture.


They include one supposedly 125-year-old woman.


The sheer number of missing has raised fears that Japan’s current welfare system could be easily exploited by relatives, after officials visiting Sogen Kato on his 111th birthday instead found his mummified 30 year-old remains.


Police are investigating the late Kato’s relatives — who claimed he had retreated to his room to become “a living Buddha” — for fraud because the government had kept paying a pension into the man’s bank account.


A total of 9.5 million yen (109,000 dollars) in widower’s pension payments had been deposited since his wife died six years ago, and some of the money had recently been withdrawn, reports said.


Local government officials have fanned out for face-to-face meetings with people registered as aged over 100 — of whom fast-greying Japan, with its world-beating life expectancies, had more than 40,000 at last count.


In city of Osaka, 64 out of 857 centenarians are currently missing. Officials on Thursday confirmed that a man who was registered as being 127 had been dead since 1966.


The southwestern city of Kitakyushu also said it could not confirm the whereabouts of 10 centenarians.


A government report said in July that Japan’s average life expectancy set a world-beating 86.44 years for women while men’s average life expectancy came fifth globally with 79.59 years.


When asked if the revelations of “missing” centenarians could affect the life-expectancy rate, a health ministry official said the rate is calculated using national census data, whereas local communities and healthcare bodies are responsible for maintaining records of centenarians.


Japan has a tradition of giving birthday gifts to centenarians, but often the presents are handed to family members, and workers are unable to confirm whether or not the elderly person has received them.


In another case of a missing centenarian, officials found that Fusa Furuya, who had been listed as Tokyo’s oldest woman at 113, has not been seen for about half a century according to her 79-year-old daughter.

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Source: SGGP

200 dead after DR Congo tanker truck explosion – Red Cross

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2010 at 4:07 pm

KINSHASA, July 3, 2010 (AFP) – At least 200 people died and dozens were injured when a tanker truck filled with oil exploded and set fire to a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Red Cross said Saturday.


“So far, the accident has left 200 dead. It is a provisional toll. We have people on the spot and the search (for victims) is continuing,” the Red Cross official in charge of Sud-Kivu province, Leonard Zigade told AFP.

AFP – A map locating the town of Bukavu in eastern DR. Congo.

Earlier local officials said at least 100 people had been killed, while a security source in the United Nations mission in DR Congo (MONUC) gave a toll of “223 dead and 110 injured.”


“What is certain is that the toll will get higher. It seems that what happened was truly horrible,” the source said on condition of anonymity, adding that the search was still going on “for more charred bodies.”


The accident happened late Friday.


“A tanker truck coming from Tanzania overturned in the village of Sange. There was a crush (of people) and a petrol leak, there was an explosion of fuel oil which spread through the village,” regional government spokesman Vincent Kabanga told AFP.


The village is located around 70 kilometres (40 miles) south of the Sud-Kivu county town of Bukavu, close to the border with Burundi.


Dozens of mostly earth and straw constructed homes in Sange were engulfed in the blaze after the accident, which a police officer based in Bukavu said had been caused by the truck’s “excessive speed.”


The officer, who asked not to be named, added that many of those who surrounded the vehicle before it exploded were children.


He said the village was now “in total mourning.”


MONUC has made available three helicopters to evacuate villages and has alerted hospitals at Uvira and Bukavu, a source in the mission told AFP.

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Source: SGGP