Weekend News Summary: 19-20 August

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The weekend has passed and we’re off to a fresh start to a new week. Since you may have missed out on some happenings from around the country over the weekend, here’s a quick recap.

Pedestrians on Bui Vien Walking Street in Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker district’ celebrated the street’s official grand opening on the evening of August 20 after more than a month delay.

bui vienImage source: laodong.vn

Located in Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, the debut of the city’s newest pedestrian street included a wide variety of entertainments for local residents and tourists.

A traffic police officer in Hanoi was injured after a driver crashed his motorbike into the officer on August 20. At around 5 p.m. the motorbike rider was signaled to stop by a group of officers after they spotted him driving into a banned elevated road for motorbikes near Thanh Tri Bridge in Hoang Mai District.

The man allegedly ignored the request and crashed his bike into an officer, breaking the officer’s arm and injuring his face before fleeing the scene. Police are looking for the suspect, while the officer is being treated for his injuries.

policemanImage source: news.zing.vn

A driver ploughed his car onto a sidewalk in Kon Tum City, the capital of Kon Tum Province in the Central Highlands, on August 19, destroying parts of two local residences.

The seven-seater Toyota Fortuner veered onto a sidewalk on Phan Dinh Phung Street in Kon Tum following a minor collision with a second automobile. The car knocked over the steel retractable door of a cosmetics shop as well as the door of a store selling wholesale construction materials, damaging a motorbike inside. The driver fled the scene; police are searching for him.

accidentImage source: tienphong.vn

The deputy director of a state-owned fuel company in Vietnam's central city of Da Nang has been arrested for sending death threats to the city's mayor.

A source from the crime division at the Ministry of Public Security told VnExpress that on August 19 that they had arrested Dao Tan Cuong, deputy director of the Da Nang branch of Petrolimex Aviation Fuel JSC.

The initial investigation found that Cuong had sent text messages to Huynh Duc Tho, chairman of Da Nang's People's Committee, threatening to kill him and his family. The reason for the threats has not been determined.

Have a good week, everyone.

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