Read what is in the news today, June 21!
-- Authorities in Dak Nong Province, Vietnam’s Central Highlands, are investing a case where 30-year-old Nguyen Van Dan, a worker at a local factory, died Sunday from a fall from the fifth to the first floor after stepping into a space when the elevator doors opened, with no lift cabin inside.
-- A nine-year-old girl died Wednesday after her head was struck by a falling old tree while she was having a tour with her family at spot in the woods near Tuyen Lam Lake in Lam Dong Province, Vietnam’s Central Highlands.
-- A large fire broke out at around 6:00 am on Thursday from a booth and rapidly swept through neighboring ones at the Soc Son Market in Hanoi, causing hundreds of sellers there to carry their goods away in panic and taking firemen nearly an hour to extinguish.
-- A motorcycle exploded for unknown reasons on the premises of a police headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday, injuring a nearby policewoman.
-- The agriculture department in southern Vietnamese Bac Lieu Province, where shrimp farming is common, has proposed categorizing as a criminal offence the rife practice of injecting chemical substances into shrimps for larger sizes and weight, for punishments like warning, financial penalty, revoking licenses, have weak teeth.
-- The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has proposed spending VND48 billion ($2 million) on retrieving a ship that dated back to the 16th century and preserving its ancient ceramic ware. The vessel, discovered in July last year while offshore dredging for sea port construction was taking place in central Vietnamese Quang Ngai Province, is scheduled to be brought to land between July and end-2019.
-- The administration in Vietnam’s north-central province of Nghe An said Wednesday it had auctioned a Toyota Land Cruiser given by state-founded Cienco4 Group, at VND2.6 billion ($114,400) – which went to the local government budget. It is also finding a taker of a Toyota Land Cruiser VX, another ‘gift from business,’ whose starting price has been pitched at VND2.4 billion ($106,000).
-- Vietnam market has been pervaded by what claims to be products brought home from abroad as personal belongings, hence duty-free. The self-proclaimed high quality foreign items, usually fetching low prices, may be fake and have dubious quality.