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At least 13 people dead after tourist boat sinks off Vietnam coast

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Two children are among four people missing after the boat capsized as it was returning to Hội An

At least 13 people were killed and four others are missing after a tourist boat capsized on Saturday in bad weather off the coast of Hội An, a world heritage-listed Vietnamese city, an official said.

The accident occurred as the vessel carrying 39 local tourists and crew members was returning to Hội An from Cu Lao Cham island – a popular spot for diving, snorkelling and water sports.

Local Communist party chief Nguyen Sinh confirmed 13 people had drowned and four were missing. Rescue efforts were suspended in the evening because of fading light, he said.

“We cannot do anything further as it is too dark,” he said, adding a full investigation would be carried out and some survivors were receiving medical treatment.

“We will resume the search at first light tomorrow morning for the other four people.”

A local border guard said among the missing were two children.

“Chances of them being found alive are small,” he said.

There had been rough weather – strong winds and big waves in recent days, he said.

Vietnam’s domestic tourism industry rebooted in early February, at the beginning of the Tết traditional lunar new year, after shutting down during strict coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions last year.

Hội An’s sandy beaches and beautiful architecture are a big draw for both local and international travellers.

Agence France Presse – February 26, 2022

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