Passengers panic as hydrofoil flooded off Vietnam's southern coast

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Authorities in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province in the southern coast are investigating an accident on Wednesday in which a passenger passed out after rough waters damaged the windows of a hydrofoil, causing it to flood.

A VnExpress report said many passengers panicked when water flowed into the Greenlines B3 hydrofoil operated by Dong Song Xanh Company. Several windows in the front of the hydrofoil had lost all their glass, the report said.

All passengers and their luggage were soaked, so were their mobile phones and laptops.

Some passengers were too panicked to grasp a lifebouy and a woman fainted.

The glass windows started breaking when the hydrofoil with 70 people was approaching Vung Tau after leaving Ho Chi Minh City about an hour earlier.

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Some passengers in the front said the water in Vung Tau was pretty rough at the time, and some waves had covered the entire hydrofoil.

The boat managed to reach the shore safely later in the evening.

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