Flood Toll: 15 Dead, 6 Missing - News on 7 November 2016

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Flood toll: 15 dead, 6 missing

Up to 15 people were killed and another six are missing from heavy downpours and flooding in the central region and Central Highlands.

The figures were updated yesterday by the Central Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and the National Committee for Search and Rescue, compiled from damage reports of 13 localities affected in the prolonged downpour.

Flooding affected ten provinces: Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị, Thừa Thiên-Huế, Quảng Ngãi, Bình Định, Phú Yên, Khánh Hòa, Ninh Thuận and Bình Thuận. Another three in the Central Highlands a Lai and Đắk Lắk were also on the map of disaster-hit localities.

The current death toll rose from 10 announced in Saturday’s report. Phú Yên province suffered the heaviest loss, with a total of seven killed…

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To your health: Eating safely in Hà Nội

Dr. Brian McNaull* talks about food poisoning, and more importantly, about good food hygiene that can greatly reduce the risk of food poisoning.

Is it really dangerous to eat from street food stalls in Hà Nội?

Where we eat often determines the risk of developing food poisoning. So eating ‘on the street’ from many of the roadside restaurants can substantially increase the risk for all expatriate Hanoians. It can also make it difficult to determine what food actually caused the sickness.

Most of the bacterial (Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter,Vibrio) causes of diarrhea and vomiting incubate from between 1 to 5 days, although Staphylococcal infection from cream sauces and pastries can develop within a few hours of ingestion. On the other hand, parasitic diseases like Giardia may take 1 to 2 weeks to develop…

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Three bank officials arrested for violations

The Da Nang police arrested three officials of the Southeast Asian joint-stock commercial Bank (SEA Bank) for banking and loan service violations in the city starting in 2007.

The city’s public security department said Thai Tran Thong, former director of the Da Nang-based branch, Hoang Trung Hieu and Nguyen An, will all be in custody for four months, pending further investigation.

According to police, the three bank officials agreed to a loan contract of VNĐ120 billion (US$5.3 million) for Gia Bao company in 2007, with property and stocks pledged as collateral.

After one year, Gia Bao company could not pay…

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Wings beat Buffaloes to advance to VBA final

HCM City Wings came from behind to book a berth in the finals of the Việt Nam Basketball Association (VBA) League, beating Hanoi Buffaloes 74-71 yesterday in HCM City.

The Wings were a treat to watch in the last few seconds of the third semi-final. With this win, they have made it to the final of the first ever professional league of Việt Nam.

A third game was needed after the teams tied 1-1 in their official two-leg semi-finals.

The Buffaloes were supposed to have an advantage as they have invariably won in the past…

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