At least 13 people dead after tourist boat sinks off Vietnam coast
Baku, February 28, AZERTAC
At least 13 people were killed and four others are missing after a tourist boat capsized on Saturday in bad weather off the coast of Hội An, a world heritage-listed Vietnamese city, an official said, according to the Guardian.
The accident occurred as the vessel carrying 39 local tourists and crew members was returning to Hội An from Cu Lao Cham island – a popular spot for diving, snorkelling and water sports.
Local Communist party chief Nguyen Sinh confirmed 13 people had drowned and four were missing. Rescue efforts were suspended in the evening because of fading light, he said.
A local border guard said among the missing were two children.
There had been rough weather – strong winds and big waves in recent days, he said.
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