Read what’s in the news today, January 10!
-- Police in the south-central province of Binh Dinh on Wednesday arrested eight people who come from northern areas to the locality to engage in loan sharking activities.
-- A lottery ticket vendor died Wednesday after being run over by a reversing truck while he was stopping at an intersection to light a cigarette in Binh Dinh Province.
-- One person died and 13 others wounded after a coach crashed into another that had turned over as a result of hitting a median crash barrier in the south-central province of Binh Dinh on Wednesday.
-- Ho Chi Minh City forcibly brought down 112 illegally constructed buildings in an area in Tan Binh District on Wednesday after years of delaying the action.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City are hunting people who used a stun baton to knock a woman from her motorbike and stole the vehicle on Monday.
-- Ho Chi Minh City police on Wednesday seized over a thousand cosmetic products emblazoned with world famous brand names such as Versace, Armani, Dior and Chanel as the company that kept them failed to present legal documents for the items.
-- An arm that had been severed from a woman in an accident at Hai Van Pass in central Vietnam was replanted to her in a successful operation, head of the Da Nang City Hospital said Wednesday, adding whether the full use is regained remains to be seen.
-- The methanol content that lead to the alcohol poisoning of three people, one of them later dead, in December last year in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Tri exceeded the allowed level by a stunning 1,119 times, according to a test result released by the local food safety department on Wednesday.
-- Northern Vietnamese areas are predicted to receive downpours, gales and temperatures reaching 9-12 degrees Celsius at their minimum today and during the next several days, according to the national weather forecast agency.
-- Over 130,000 pots of flowers are expected to decorate the downtown street of Nguyen Hue in Ho Chi Minh City during Vietnam’s Lunar New Year, the largest public holiday, which is three weeks from now.
-- American investment management group SEAF announced Wednesday its decision to buy 30 percent of Organica Investment Joint Stock Company – a major Vietnamese organic food and drink provider – and its pledges to grant long-term loans to the firm.
-- Administrators in Ho Chi Minh City’s suburban Nha Be District have failed over the past seven years to complete building a river crossing bridge, whose cost overrun now amounts to VND70 billion ($3010).