Check out what is in the news today on February 5
-- A traffic safety official from Vietnam Railways has confirmed with Tuoi Tre (Youth) Newspaper a train bound for Hanoi crashed into a 16-seater car, killing the car driver and injuring five others when it was running through Vu Ban District in the northern province of Nam Dinh on Saturday.
-- A toddler living in Bien Hoa City in Dong Nai Province, approximately 35 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, has sustained serious injuries to his penis after being attacked by a dog at his father’s workplace.
-- Ho Chi Minh City leaders listened to opinions voiced by 160 exemplary children during an annual meeting on Saturday.
-- A 40-year-old man residing in Bien Hoa City in the southern province of Dong Nai died in hospital early Saturday after being stabbed by some strangers while he and his friends were enjoying themselves at a beer club the previous night. Business
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism on Saturday welcomed the first international tourist who was granted a Vietnam’s electronic visa on February 1, the first day on which a two-year pilot program that allows visitors from 40 countries to apply for and receive Vietnamese visas via the Internet takes effect.
-- A number of readers have voiced complaints with Tuoi Tre that banks have tried to collect fees from the domestic debit cards and international credit cards which they have been talked into opening by bank staffers but have never used.
-- Residents in Ho Chi Minh City have rushed to buy gold starting Saturday in observance of a tradition which has it that the God of Wealth returns to heaven on the tenth day of the Lunar New Year, or Monday (February 6), creating the belief that buying gold then will shower them with good luck and prosperity throughout the year.
-- Vung Tau, a resort town located approximately 95 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, drew nearly 50,000 tourist arrivals to its beaches on Saturday alone.
-- On Saturday evening, thousands of Hanoi residents flocked to a pagoda and stood in prayer on a street nearby in Dong Da District to perform a ritual meant to ward off bad luck in the lunar new year.