Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- One person was killed and many others injured after a passenger bus lost control and fell on its side along National Highway 26 in Buon Ma Thuoc, the capital city of the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, at around 3:00 am on Tuesday.
-- A heavy downpour accompanied by thunderstorms and strong gusts occurred in Hanoi on Monday evening, knocking down multiple trees and causing inundation in various neighborhoods.
-- Police in Hanoi were able to save a 30-year-old man and his seven-month-old daughter after the father attempted to commit suicide along with the baby by jumping down from Nhat Tan Bridge on Monday morning.
-- A total of 602 violators, 41 of whom were motorcyclists, were booked for such offenses as speeding, drunk driving, and lacking certain documents on Monday as Ho Chi Minh City traffic police began their month-long crackdown on traffic violations.
-- One person was killed and another remains missing after prolonged downpours triggered flooding and landslides in the northern province of Cao Bang from July 13 to 15.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City confirmed on Monday they had arrested a 29-year-old suspect who cut the throat of a GrabBike driver before stealing from him on the afternoon of July 10.
-- The People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday sentenced a 28-year-old Russian woman to three years in prison for brokering prostitution, following her arrest in late January.
-- Nguyen Thi Lien, a 28-year-old woman who postponed the treatment of her final-stage breast cancer to deliver her baby in May, was discharged from the K -- Hospital in Hanoi on Monday and able to return to her home in northern Ha Nam Province to be reunited with the child she had risked her life saving.
-- The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has ordered an inspection after an exposé by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper revealed that housekeepers at two hotels in Ho Chi Minh City had been cleaning the toilets with bath towels.
-- There were a total of 84,290 automobiles on Da Nang’s roads as of June, placing an increasing pressure on the central city’s traffic infrastructure, according to a report released by the urban management unit under the municipal People’s Council on Monday.