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Grass or VIP: A look into the world of people smuggling from Vietnam into Europe

29 Oct 2019 On 28 October 2019 Tui Tre News ran an article that gave insights into the world of people smuggling from Vietnam into Europe after the incidents whereby 39 illegal migrants were found dead inside a container bound for Britain from Belgium. In the article, there are two kind of tickets to Europe, Grass Class or VIP Class. The Grass Class ticket involved a very extensive journey lasting...

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Restaurant Chain Mon Hue in trouble

Oh dear the “bosses” went off the grid and it seems like they have the restaurants en masse while owing debts to more than a hundred suppliers. Tuoi Tre News first reported on Friday 23 October 2019 that the business was in trouble. No employees were seen at their emptied office at 302-304 Vo Van Kiet Street in District 1. Their website has also been taken down. Well, it is...

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Street Brawl in Bui Vien

This happened right in the middle of the famous backpacker’s district in Bui Bien. I used to live in Bui Vien and this is a high profile tourist zone. Loud music into late night, flooded with tourists and xe om. A police station is also situated maybe a hundred meters away. And still a brawl of such magnitude can take place. Source: Tuoi Tre News

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Visitor ripped off by bogus Mai Linh driver in HCMC

27 Aug 2019 Here we go again! Upon arriving at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the foreign visitor took a cab from the airdrome to a hotel on Nguyen Hue Street in District 1, about eight kilometers apart. The driver dropped him off about 100 meters away from his destination in an impolite manner before charging him VND1.2 million (US$51.6), according to the tourist’s account.It normally costs around VND150,000 ($6.45) to...

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Four storms to hit mainland in rest of 2019

The National Centre for Hydro-Met Forecasting has issued a forecast that another three to four more major storms to hit the central and southern regions for the rest of 2019. Don’t forget your raincoat or poncho! HÀ NỘI — Three to four storms are forecast to affect Việt Nam’s mainland, mostly in the central and southern regions, from now to the end of this year, according to the National Centre...

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Man’s life in jeopardy over methanol poisoning in Vietnam

Here we go again! A Vietnamese man who was in a critical condition after consuming alcohol mixed with industrial methanol now has a bad prognosis as doctors in Ho Chi Minh City feed pure ethanol into the patient’s digestive system to delay methanol breakdown, while he is undergoing dialysis. D.V.M., a resident in Ho Chi Minh City, was admitted to the 115 General Hospital in District 10 in the early hours of...

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Vinegar from industrial acid 😱

Police raided a family-run facility in Quang Ngai Province on Wednesday afternoon and found its owner Dang Thi Mua mixing acid with water to produce vinegar, the Vietnam News Agency reports. Mua, 55, and her husband were caught red-handed diluting 20 liters of industrial acetic acid, stored in two large plastic containers, with water to produce vinegar for use in cooking. News source: Tuoi Tre News This is a small time production, so...

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