Read what is in the news in Vietnam today:
-- A fire broke out at a house down an alley on Le Van Sy Street in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday evening, killing two people and causing extensive property damage.
-- A magnitude-3 earthquake struck with a focal depth of approximately 16km in Thuan Chau District, Son La Province, northern Vietnam at 7:39 pm on Tuesday, prompting residents in the vicinity of the epicenter to feel tremors.
-- While undergoing repairs, a fence at Nguyen Hue Elementary School in Ha Giang City of Ha Giang Province, northern Vietnam collapsed on Tuesday, resulting in the tragic death of one person and injuries to three others.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has proposed to the municipal People’s Committee the resumption of operations for the high-speed ferry service at the Bach Dang Wharf in District 1, connecting the city with Vung Tau City in neighboring Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, following its suspension in April due to an expired license.
-- The Urban Traffic Management Center of Ho Chi Minh City recently released 10-month traffic monitoring data, revealing that Cong Hoa Street in Tan Binh District is handling traffic pressure surpassing 150 percent of its service capacity.
-- Ho Chi Minh City needs VND86.15 trillion (US$3.55 billion) to lengthen its first metro line to the neighboring industrial-hub provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Duong, the municipal Department of Transport said.
-- Fifteen students at Nui Sap Town Middle School in Thoai Son District, An Giang Province, southern Vietnam suffered poisoning after consuming candies of unknown origin purchased from a classmate last week, authorities said on Tuesday.
-- VinAI Artificial Intelligence Application and Research JSC unveiled an open-source research project focusing on a large language model designed specifically for Vietnamese, named PhoGPT, during the AI Day 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday.
-- Vietnamese tech giant FPT Group and Faeger, a company pioneering the development of decarbonized agriculture in Japan, recently entered into a memorandum of understanding to advance environmentally friendly agriculture through carbon credits in Vietnam.