JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnamese, Korean women fined over brawl at Hanoi airport

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 17:23 GMT+7
Vietnamese, Korean women fined over brawl at Hanoi airport
The baggage reclaim area at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. Photo: Tuan Phung / Tuoi Tre

Two women, a Vietnamese and a South Korean national, have been fined for engaging in a physical confrontation following their row at the baggage reclaim area of a major airport in Hanoi last weekend.

The Northern Airports Authority has imposed a VND4 million (US$172) fine each on Pham Thi Ph. H., a 34-year-old resident from the northern province of Hai Duong, and Won Gim, a 32-year-old South Korean citizen, for their violent act.

The incident happened at carousel No. 6 at the baggage reclaim area of Noi Bai International Airport at around 8:40 pm on Sunday.

Both H. and Won were passengers of the Vietnam Airlines flight VN 415 from Seoul to Hanoi.

They first had a heated argument, which eventually escalated into a physical confrontation.

The South Korean woman ended up suffering a scratch on her head, while H. sustained minor injuries on her neck and face.  

The two women did not ask for a medical check-up following the fight.

According to the Northern Airports Authority, the confrontation constituted an administrative violation in the field of civil aviation, punishable by a fine between VND3 million ($129) and VND5 million ($215), according to Government Decree No. 162.

As there were no aggravating and mitigating circumstances, the airports authority decided to fine each of the women VND4 million.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News


Read more




Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news