Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Thousands of vehicles were trapped in a serious traffic jam along an expressway connecting Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, following a multiple-vehicle collision involving seven automobiles on Saturday morning.
-- Two children, aged 11 and 13, were injured after being struck by lightning while sleeping in their home in the northern Vietnamese province of Lao Cai on early Saturday morning.
-- A 45-year-old security guard in the southern province of Binh Duong had his left arm chopped off after being attacked by two masked men armed with machetes in a parking basement of a local apartment complex on Friday night.
-- A total of 47 men and women tested positive for drugs after police raided a karaoke shop in the southern province of Dong Nai on early Saturday morning.
-- A 36-year-old man and his 17-year-old stepson drowned while catching shellfish along Ngan Sau River in the north-central province of Ha Tinh on Saturday afternoon.
-- Low-cost carrier Vietjet announced on Saturday it has coordinated with HD SAISON financial company to initiate a program allowing passengers to purchase tickets in installments.
-- Hundreds of young volunteers joined hands to clean up rubbish along the beaches in Binh Chau Commune, located in the central province of Quang Ngai, on Saturday morning, as part of a campaign launched by the Vietnam Youth Federation, which will last until August 31.
-- The 2019 Hue Kite Festival kicked off in Hue ancient city in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on Saturday, featuring a series of exhibitions and activities. The event will conclude on June 12.
-- Team News Fireworks from Brazil and Team H.C Pyrotechnics from Belgium, the new contestants of this year’s Da Nang International Firework Festival (DIFF 2019), delivered colorful and captivating performances on Saturday night.