Weekend News Summary: 29 - 30 July

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This weekend may not have been very eventful but here are some news stories that hit the headlines on Vietnamese media.

A fire destroyed a confectionery facility in Hanoi’s outlying district of Hoai Duc on Saturday morning, killing eight and seriously injuring two others.

fireImage source: news.zing.vn

Preliminary investigation showed that the fire broke out after a styrofoam ceiling caught the sparks from a nearby welding operation, according to Hoai Duc authorities.

During the weekend, several flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Taipei (Taiwan) by national carrier Vietnam Airlines and budget carrier VietJet were cancelled or delayed as tropical storm Nesat was forecast to make landfall in the territory.

Many other domestic flights were also delayed as a result.

Health authorities in Vietnam's northern province of Hung Yen on Saturday started criminal investigations against a local nurse suspected of offering unlicensed examination services which led to an outbreak of genital warts.

infectionImage source: baomoi.com

At least 39 boys aged between six months and 15 years old in the province have been diagnosed with the HPV-infection this month. Hoang Thi Hien, the nurse, provided phimosis treatment for the boys several months ago at her unlicensed home clinic.

Last but not least, the northern region suffered a heat wave over the weekend with temperatures peaking at 39 degrees Celsius and this is expected to continue until July 31.

Banner image source: vietq.vn

 

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