Check out what is in the news today, September 21
-- A fire broke out at a transformer station in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City during a Tuesday downpour, causing a power outage in different areas of four inner districts the same afternoon. -- Police in the northern province of Ninh Binh said they had started legal proceedings against a 38-year-old deputy head of Kim Son District police department for crashing his Toyota Camry car into and killing a 45-year-old female motorcyclist late last week.
-- Lashing rains, possibly followed by floods, flashfloods and landslides, are forecast to linger in central Vietnam and the Central Highlands over the next couple of days, with the southern region to experience more downpours, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
-- Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long on Tuesday warned that seafood caught on the seabed around 20 nautical miles from shore in four central provinces remain unsafe for human consumption.
-- With the assistance of Japanese experts, Da Nang Hospital, located in the central city of Da Nang, on Tuesday carried out the first stem cell transplant surgery to treat spine injuries on a 42-year-old man who has suffered paralysis following a road accident.
-- Farmers in the Mekong Delta have been grappling on their own to cope with the lack of flood for the third consecutive year, which is the result of climate change and rising numbers of hydroelectric dams in the upstream area, while waiting for assistance from projects initiated by the local agriculture departments.
-- Vincom Retail Co., a subsidiary of Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup, on Tuesday inaugurated a shopping mall in Ninh Kieu District, its second one in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho. -- Budget carrier Vietjet Air has announced its plan to launch two new flight routes from the northern Vietnamese city of Hai Phong to Seoul, South Korea and Bangkok, Thailand, which will be available starting November and December respectively.
-- Many Vietnamese enterprises have been sitting on hot bricks after the bankruptcy of Korean Hanjin Shipping Line, as their goods are still on the company’s ships though some of the vessels arrived at the Ho Chi Minh City sea port earlier this month.
-- The administration of the south-central Vietnamese province of Binh Dinh has allowed its education department to adopt the syllabus of the George Washington International School in the U.S. at local schools, its deputy chair announced on Monday.