Read what is in the news today:
-- Border guard officers in southern Long An Province arrested three men from north-central Nghe An Province on Thursday while they were making an attempt to cross border to Cambodia under the assistance of two Cambodians, who were also arrested later on Friday.
-- A massive sinkhole suddenly appeared at 506 Huynh Tan Phat Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday and further deepened on Friday. Authorities have fenced the sunk area to ensure safety for pedestrians and commuters.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday determined that a short circuit in a motorcycle was the cause of a house fire in Thu Duc City that killed six people in a family, including a two-month-old baby, and injured another last month.
-- Police in Ha Dong District, Hanoi said on Friday that they had started legal proceedings against a former commune-level deputy chairman for illegal possession of narcotics.
-- Police in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi said on Friday that they were investigating a case where a delivery man handed over 1,003 synthetic drug tablets in one foam box, which he said a Grab user had booked him to deliver to Long Bien District. The delivery man said he had failed to contact both the user and the recipient upon his arrival at the delivery address.
-- Market surveillance officers in Hanoi confiscated 13,900 bottles of electronic cigarette oil, which is advised against using by the Ministry of Health, in Bac Tu Liem District on Friday afternoon.
-- Police in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City said on Friday that they were investigating a case where a man living in Phu Nhuan District collapsed to his death after he had been robbed of his cellphone on a sidewalk on Thursday night.
-- A male office worker in Ho Chi Minh City was confirmed winning the jackpot worth nearly VND142 billion (US$6.15 million) on Friday.
-- Three students at Isaac Newton Elementary School in Bac Tu Liem District, Hanoi were hospitalized and 12 others suffered stomach pain and vomited, while 106 students at Pascal Elementary and Middle School in the same school system had to stay home on Friday after all of them had had meals provided from the same suppliers the day before.