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Ho Chi Minh City downtown building catches fire

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Functional forces reported minor property damage after a fire hit a building in downtown Ho Chi Minh City at midnight on Friday.

The blaze began on the top floor of the four-story Seaprodex building, which is home to several restaurants and coffee shops, on Dong Khoi Street in District 1 at around 0:00 on Saturday and quickly spread.

The restaurants and coffee shops were closed by the time the fire broke out.

The Seaprodex building is on fire in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, August 13, 2022. Photo: Thanh Nghia / Tien Phong
The Seaprodex building is on fire in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, August 13, 2022. Photo: Thanh Nghia / Tien Phong

Many explosions were heard from the inferno, according to witnesses.

Firefighters put out the blaze in just a couple of minutes later.

No casualties were reported but numerous tables and chairs were destroyed.

Fire trucks are pictured at the scene of a fire in the Seaprodex building in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, August 13, 2022. Photo: Thanh Nghia / Tien Phong
Fire trucks are pictured at the scene of a fire in the Seaprodex building in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, August 13, 2022. Photo: Thanh Nghia / Tien Phong
Fire trucks are pictured at the scene of a fire in the Seaprodex building in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, August 13, 2022. Photo: Thanh Nghia / Tien Phong
Fire trucks are pictured at the scene of a fire in the Seaprodex building in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, August 13, 2022. Photo: Thanh Nghia / Tien Phong
Fire trucks are pictured at the scene of a fire in the Seaprodex building in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, August 13, 2022. Photo: Thanh Nghia / Tien Phong
Fire trucks are pictured at the scene of a fire in the Seaprodex building in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, August 13, 2022. Photo: Thanh Nghia / Tien Phong

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31 Vietnamese students suffer suspected poisoning after receiving balloons from strangers

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Thirty-one students at an elementary school in Vietnam’s Central Highlands had symptoms such as dizziness, headache, and nausea after being given balloons by strangers.

The incident was recorded at Ly Tu Trong Elementary School in Buon Trap Town, Krong Ana District, Dak Lak Province.

Among the 31 students, 17 were admitted to the district medical center, five of whom received transfusions, a representative of the Krong Ana District Office of Education and Training said on Thursday morning.

The other 14 are being monitored at home.

Doctors diagnosed the children with poisoning, but the cause is unknown.

Currently, the health of the poisoned students is stable.

According to the report of Ly Tu Trong Elementary School, four strangers, including three women and one man, were giving balloons to students in front of the school on Wednesday afternoon.

This group of people was then asked to leave by a security guard.

About 30 minutes later, many of the students who had been given the balloons began to show signs of dizziness, headache, abdominal pain, and nausea.

The students were then taken to the school’s medical room and the case was reported to local authorities.

Authorities are investigating the incident.

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Thirty-one students at an elementary school in Vietnam’s Central Highlands had symptoms such as dizziness, headache, and nausea after being given balloons by strangers.

The incident was recorded at Ly Tu Trong Elementary School in Buon Trap Town, Krong Ana District, Dak Lak Province.

Among the 31 students, 17 were admitted to the district medical center, five of whom received transfusions, a representative of the Krong Ana District Office of Education and Training said on Thursday morning.

The other 14 are being monitored at home.

Doctors diagnosed the children with poisoning, but the cause is unknown.

Currently, the health of the poisoned students is stable.

According to the report of Ly Tu Trong Elementary School, four strangers, including three women and one man, were giving balloons to students in front of the school on Wednesday afternoon.

This group of people was then asked to leave by a security guard.

About 30 minutes later, many of the students who had been given the balloons began to show signs of dizziness, headache, abdominal pain, and nausea.

The students were then taken to the school’s medical room and the case was reported to local authorities.

Authorities are investigating the incident.

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Vietnamese woman extradited from Indonesia after 8-year evasion of international wanted notice

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A Vietnamese woman has been extradited from Indonesia by Interpol for an investigation into a fraud case dating back to 2015, local police said on Wednesday.

Nguyen Thi Anh Nga, a 36-year-old from Dong Thap Province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, has been wanted internationally since 2015 after fraudulently appropriating over VND3 billion (US$127,591) from various individuals.

Nga then fled Vietnam to work in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Cambodia.

Police in Indonesia arrested Nga on March 7.

After discussing with their Indonesian counterparts, Interpol Vietnam brought Nga to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and handed her over to Dong Thap police officers for an investigation into the case.

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A Vietnamese woman has been extradited from Indonesia by Interpol for an investigation into a fraud case dating back to 2015, local police said on Wednesday.

Nguyen Thi Anh Nga, a 36-year-old from Dong Thap Province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, has been wanted internationally since 2015 after fraudulently appropriating over VND3 billion (US$127,591) from various individuals.

Nga then fled Vietnam to work in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Cambodia.

Police in Indonesia arrested Nga on March 7.

After discussing with their Indonesian counterparts, Interpol Vietnam brought Nga to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and handed her over to Dong Thap police officers for an investigation into the case.

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Two children die following suspected dog bite in north-central Vietnam

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Two children from Nghe An Province, north-central Vietnam have died following suspected dog bites.

Nghe An Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital confirmed on Wednesday it had recently received two young patients in critical conditions.

Doctors believed that the patients had been bitten by dogs and were infected with rabies.

In the first case, three-year-old L.B.T. showed symptoms, such as vomiting and convulsions, before his family took him to a district hospital for examination.  

T. was then transferred to Nghe An Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital for emergency treatment, with symptoms including respiratory failure, prolonged convulsions, profuse sputum secretion, and dread of wind and water.

Family members said T. often played with dogs and cats, and that a dog raised by the family recently died of unknown causes.

Doctors diagnosed T. with rabies.

Despite the treatment, the young boy eventually passed away.

The second patient, nine-year-old V.Q.H., also contracted rabies and did not survive.

Doctors said the patient did not receive any vaccination after coming into contact with an infected animal.

Rabies is a dangerous infectious disease transmitted from animals to humans mainly through bites or wounds, said Dr. Tran Van Cuong, head of the emergency department at Nghe An Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital.

The fatality rate of rabies is nearly 100 percent, and there is no specific treatment for the disease.

Vaccination is still the only effective way to prevent rabies for people bitten by dogs, Cuong stated.

Nearly 520,000 dogs are raised by residents in Nghe An, of which only 20 percent are vaccinated, according to the provincial department of livestock and veterinary medicine.

The province recorded five deaths by rabies in 2022.

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Two children from Nghe An Province, north-central Vietnam have died following suspected dog bites.

Nghe An Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital confirmed on Wednesday it had recently received two young patients in critical conditions.

Doctors believed that the patients had been bitten by dogs and were infected with rabies.

In the first case, three-year-old L.B.T. showed symptoms, such as vomiting and convulsions, before his family took him to a district hospital for examination.  

T. was then transferred to Nghe An Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital for emergency treatment, with symptoms including respiratory failure, prolonged convulsions, profuse sputum secretion, and dread of wind and water.

Family members said T. often played with dogs and cats, and that a dog raised by the family recently died of unknown causes.

Doctors diagnosed T. with rabies.

Despite the treatment, the young boy eventually passed away.

The second patient, nine-year-old V.Q.H., also contracted rabies and did not survive.

Doctors said the patient did not receive any vaccination after coming into contact with an infected animal.

Rabies is a dangerous infectious disease transmitted from animals to humans mainly through bites or wounds, said Dr. Tran Van Cuong, head of the emergency department at Nghe An Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital.

The fatality rate of rabies is nearly 100 percent, and there is no specific treatment for the disease.

Vaccination is still the only effective way to prevent rabies for people bitten by dogs, Cuong stated.

Nearly 520,000 dogs are raised by residents in Nghe An, of which only 20 percent are vaccinated, according to the provincial department of livestock and veterinary medicine.

The province recorded five deaths by rabies in 2022.

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