Fifteen sailors on a fishing boat are missing after their boat sank off the coast of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province in southern Vietnam on Wednesday after a gas explosion.
At around 3 a.m. Wednesday the boat was heading back to shore after a fishing trip off Con Dao Island when the gas cylinder on the boat reportedly exploded.
The boat sank immediately.
Rescuers managed to save three sailors. The remaining 15 are still unaccounted for.
The search for the missing people has being hindered by strong winds and rough seas, according to the provincial rescue team.