Vietnamese fisherman shot dead in East Sea

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Investigators in southern Vietnam have released information about the death of a fisherman who was shot in the East Sea last week.


Le Tan Phong, 45, from Rach Gia Town of Kien Giang Province, and other 13 fishermen were trying to buy sea food near the Indonesian maritime border Saturday, when an unidentified vessel approached their boat, according to the Kien Giang People's Procuracy's report.


The strangers attacked Phong's boat and the fisherman was shot to death, the Kien Giang prosecutor's office said.


Investigations into the case are under way.


In unrelated news, a fishing boat carrying eight crew members and over 40 tons of fish capsized Tuesday night near the southern province of Vung Tau after colliding with the Panamanian-owned Golden Crux No.17 ship.


The crew was saved by the foreign ship, authorities said.   


Local police said they are investigating the accident's cause.

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