Read what is in the news in Vietnam today:
-- High tides inundated several streets in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, forcing commuters to navigate through the water on Sunday afternoon.
-- Police in Hanoi said on Sunday that they detained a 39-year-old female driver who fled the scene after colliding with a couple while driving a pickup truck, tragically resulting in the demise of the six-month pregnant wife.
-- Rescuers successfully took to safety a Russian tourist trapped in a waterfall in Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City, central Vietnam on Sunday.
-- The Japanese Embassy in Vietnam and the Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will start issuing single-entry e-visas to groups of Vietnamese tourists for short-term stays of up to 15 days from November.
-- The People’s Committee of Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam has required the Ha Tien City administration to provide a report regarding the disappearance of the ancient family tombs of Mac Cuu, a Chinese exile who founded the principality of Ha Tien and served as its first monarch.
-- Saigon Railway Transport Joint Stock Company’s recently-released financial report for the third quarter of 2023 reveals an after-tax profit of approximately VND43 billion (US$1.7 million), marking a remarkable increase of over 2.3 times compared to the same period last year.
-- Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang officiated at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the inauguration of the Thi Vai LNG terminal in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, southern Vietnam on Sunday. This terminal boasts a capacity of 180,000 cubic meters and can store up to one million metric tons of LNG annually, with a total investment of VND6.5 trillion ($264.4 million).
-- Three students of the University of Science under the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City beat thousands of teams from other countries to win the IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 2023 for the second consecutive time on Sunday.
-- Vietnam defeated India 3-1 in their second Group C match at the AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers second round at the Lokomotiv Stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Sunday.
-- Enthusiastic spectators gathered along the beach in Quy Nhon City of Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam to watch and cheer for nearly 100 international athletes competing in a sailboat race on Sunday morning.