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Fires leave 73 dead in first 9 months

Around 3,000 fires were reported across Vietnam in the first nine months of this year

Around 3,000 fires were reported across Vietnam in the first nine months of this year, killing 73 people, according to the Fire Prevention, Fighting and Rescue Police Department. The fires injured 163 people during the period and caused a total loss of VND1.59 trillion (USD72 million). The fires dropped 295 …

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Illegally sold prime land plot to be repossessed, auctioned by city

The plot of prime land at 8-12 Le Duan Street, HCMC, will be auctioned.

HCMC authorities are set to repossess and auction a 5,000-square-meter plot of prime land that had been sold illegally by local officials. After the Government Inspectorate uncovered the fraud, city authorities said they would take disciplinary action against all individuals and organizations, including retired officials, for illegally selling the land …

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Outrage as scaffolding bar kills woman in Hanoi

The accident scene on Le Van Luong Street, Hanoi.

The tragic death of a young woman in Hanoi has reignited concerns and criticism of unsafe construction practices and lax enforcement. Duong Thi Hang, 30, died on the spot, and Nguyen Hung Cuong was hospitalized after a scaffolding bar fell last Friday from the 16th floor of a building under …

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Health ministry tightens control over hand-foot-mouth disease

Babies with hand-food-mouth disease are treated at HCM City’s Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

The Ministry of Health on Monday afternoon asked local authorities and hospitals nationwide to strengthen preventive measures to control the spread of hand-foot-mouth disease. In the first nine months of this year, over 53,500 infections were reported nationwide, and nearly 25,900 victims were hospitalised, six of whom died in five …

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