14 bodies found in Vietnam's boat accident

Source: Xinhua  |   2011-5-21  |     ONLINE EDITION

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Rescuers work near the boat sank site in Binh Duong province of Vietnam today.

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FOURTEEN bodies were found by 2:30pm local time today from the boat accident on Saigon River, southern Vietnam, and among them two were confirmed Chinese, according to VNexpress.

At 1pm local time, the body of a 3-year-old Chinese boy, Guo Hongda, was found. Two minutes later, a body of another Chinese girl was found, VNexpress said.

Guo Liangcai, father of the dead boy, said his family has 12 people attending the birthday party on the boat last night, including his mother-in-law, his two younger brothers, his wife and two children, including Guo Hongda. Only Guo was safe from the boat sink.

Guo said that he held the birthday party for his son, Guo Hongda, and invited people from his company.

Xu Mingliang, the Chinese consul-general in Ho Chi Minh City, came to the field this morning to confirm the four missing residents, including three male and one female.

Xu said that there were 21 people on the boat when the accident happened, only five people survived, including two Chinese.

Twenty divers and five boats were used for the ongoing rescue work.

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