Bodies of 15 sailors recovered after boat sinks off southern Vietnam

By Nguyen Long, Thanh Nien News

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Rescuers bring the bodies of missing sailors on the fishing boat ashore. Photo: Nguyen Long
Rescuers on Tuesday recovered the bodies of two sailors, the last among the 15 missing after their fishing boat sank off the coast of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province in southern Vietnam last week.
The bodies were found at 8:30 a.m. in the waters near Con Dao Island.
At around 3 a.m. last 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.
Fifteen sailors were allegedly injured and fell into the water. They allegedly drowned and their bodies drifted away.
Three sailors, who were standing far away from the gas cylinder, escaped the blast. They were saved by rescuers afterwards.
With the two new bodies, all of the missing sailors have been recovered.

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