Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc convened a meeting with Myanmar President Win Myint in Hanoi on Saturday, as part of the latter’s trip to Vietnam to attend the UN Day of Vesak, scheduled for May 12 to 14.
-- Ngo Minh Chau, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Police, and Vo Van Hoan, head of the office of the city’s administration, were elected as the two new vice-chairmen of the municipal People’s Committee on Saturday.
-- Many areas in Ho Chi Minh City were once again flooded as a downpour, accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds, hit the southern metropolis on Saturday afternoon.
-- A passenger bus was carrying a group of Singaporean students to the Bach Ma National Park in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on Saturday afternoon when it crashed into the mountainside, causing 18 passengers to be injured.
-- Authorities in the southern province of Binh Phuoc, about 121 kilometers north of Ho Chi Minh City, announced an African swine fever (ASF) epidemic on Saturday, after outbreaks were discovered in Tan Phu Town and Tan Lap Commune in Dong Phu District.
-- Police in the north-central province of Nghe An on Saturday initiated legal proceedings against three members of a family, aged 46 to 50, for attacking a doctor and disturbing public order at a local hospital.
-- A fire broke out at multiple warehouses along Bac Hai Street in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday morning, resulting in a power cut and traffic congestion in the area. The flames were put out after an hour, and nobody was harmed.
-- Many art and musical performances took place during the official opening ceremony of the Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa Beach Festival at the 2/4 Square in Nha Trang City on Saturday evening. The event runs from May 10 to 13.
-- A gallery named ‘Stolen Sleep’ of photographer Bang Duong, which captures Vietnamese laborers as they take a break during their usual working day, was organized at the Saigon Life Café in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday evening.