Nam Dinh salt workers on Monday successfully rescued a beached whale in the northern province.
At around 9 a.m., the workers found the large whale on the shore. It is about five meters long, weighing around three tons, they said.
Many people gathered, trying to bring the whale back to the sea. Local police also joined them.
The whale was successfully rescued half an hour later.
Earlier on Sunday, fishermen in the central province of Binh Dinh found a dead whale caught in their net.
Local fishermen held a funeral ceremony for the 100-kilogram whale on Monday and buried it.