Functional forces and people in the central Vietnamese of Quang Nam found the bodies of two boys and a man at a local beach on Tuesday morning, some 25km away from the location where the victims’ basket boat had capsized in an estuary in the neighboring province of Quang Ngai two days earlier.
The bodies had been washed up on the coast of Quang Nam’s Nui Thanh District before one of them was discovered by local people at around 4:00 am on Tuesday, according to the local border guard station.
Upon receiving a report of the first body, which was later determined to be 14-year-old Nguyen Tan No, the functional forces launched a search and managed to find the bodies of Bui Duc Su, 14, and Nguyen Thai, 25, about 200 meters from No’s location.
No, Su, and Thai, who were residents of Binh Son District in Quang Ngai Province, went missing after flood tides had capsized their basket boat in Sa Can Estuary on their way to assist their family’s fishing boat at around 4:00 am on Sunday.
The location where people found the bodies of the three victims is an area along the border between Quang Nam and Quang Ngai while Nui Thanh and Binh Son Districts are 25 kilometers away from each other.
The functional forces contacted the victims’ family for the handover of their bodies.
In the past week of torrential rains and extreme weather, Quang Ngai authorities reported ten deaths and missing cases on beaches and rivers, seven of whom have been found.
Three people remaining unaccounted for since October 17, when they were last seen off Ly Son Island, are fishermen on fishing boat coded QNg 11684.