Here’s what you need to know to start your day!
-- Five men in the south-central city of Nha Trang were hospitalized Wednesday with severe burns as they had during a beer drinking party challenged each other to douse petrol on their body while sitting around a fire for grilling fish in a deserted piece of land.
-- Authorities in Quang Binh Province, north-central Vietnam, have launched a probe into illegal forest logging that went unnoticed in the last two months of last year.
-- A man fatally shot his father-in-law with a home-made gun for mistaking him as an animal hiding amidst forest bushes as he went hunting in the mountainous northern province of Lao Cai on Tuesday.
-- One man and two women from a village died after a cave collapsed while they were attempting to collect tin ore left after mining in the north-central province of Nghe An, a local official said Wednesday.
-- Two were killed and three others were injured as a trained ploughed into their car while it was crossing railway tracks in a wrong point in the northern province of Hai Duong on Wednesday.
-- Many firms in southern Vietnam are in dire need of laborers at their seafood factories as a number of workers have quit their jobs, citing hard working conditions and low salary.
-- A North Korean group will be one of the contingents from 25 countries and territories to join the Vietnam International Travel Mart scheduled for March 27 to 30 in Hanoi.
-- Eleven out of 13 projects invested in foreign countries by state-run PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation (PVEP) suffered massive losses or ran the risk of making massive losses, according to a report by the industry and trade ministry.
-- Nguyen Vu Truong Son, CEO of state-owned Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), which manages PVEP, has been allowed to resign, with reasons for his resignation undisclosed.