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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – September 5

Monday, September 05, 2016, 08:27 GMT+7

Good morning from Vietnam!

Society

-- A 22-year-old man in the southern Vietnamese province of Dong Nai suffered severe burns on 80 percent of his body after lighting a cigarette in a local gas station.

-- Investors in Ho Chi Minh City have proposed a project on building an elevated highway that provides access to Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The construction is expected to cost VND3.5 trillion (US$157 million) and aimed at alleviating traffic jams at the entrance to the airdrome.

-- According to the National Traffic Safety Committee, a total of 33 people lost their lives and 59 others were injured in traffic accidents during the holiday weekend celebrating National Day (September 2).

-- Three people in the southern province of Binh Duong were trapped inside their tenanted room when a fire broke out, causing them to be seriously burnt, provincial police said on Sunday morning.

-- Officers in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on Sunday arrested a 26-year-old man for obstruction and attempted assault after he attacked a police officer with a machete while allegedly high on crystal meth.

Business

-- Over $3 billion was channeled into merger and acquisition deals in Vietnam in the first six months of this year, creating more opportunities for start-up businesses to develop.

-- Reports by the Vietnam Industry and Trade Information Center showed that animal feed imported from China since the beginning of 2016 has increased by 38.1 percent year-on-year.

-- Thousands of workers in Vietnam’s textile industry could become unemployed in the last quarter of this year due to an unprecedented drop in demand from its usual markets.

Education

-- Over 20 million students across Vietnam start their new school year on Monday morning.

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