A 16-year-old schoolgirl driving an electric bike was killed in a collision with a truck on March 14 in Đồng Xoài City, Bình Phước Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Đậu Tất Thành HCM CITY — Việt Nam’s roads are slowly getting safer, but not for kids, according to experts. High school students are the most likely among adolescents to be killed in traffic accidents due to their “unsafe behaviour on roads”, found researchers from the Vietnamese-German University. Speaking at a workshop on road accidents held yesterday in HCM City, Dr Trịnh Tú Anh, head of Tôn Đức Thắng University’s planning department, said as many as 2,000 adolescents (defined as 10 to 19 years old) were killed on the roads per year. Students in high school (grades 10 through 12) were the most susceptible adolescents … [Read more...] about High school children most likely to die on roads
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Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Viet Nam’s roads are slowly getting safer, but not for kids, according to experts. High school students are the most likely among adolescents to be killed in traffic accidents due to their “unsafe behaviour on roads”, found researchers from the Vietnamese-German University. Speaking at a workshop on road accidents held yesterday in HCM City, Dr Trịnh Tú Anh, head of Tôn Đức Thắng University’s planning department, said as many as 2,000 adolescents (defined as 10 to 19 years old) were killed on the roads per year. Students in high school (grades 10 through 12) were the most susceptible adolescents in Việt Nam, with nearly 33 road deaths per 100,000 adolescents. The figure is five times higher than the average mortality rate of all ages in the country, or eight to nine times higher than the … [Read more...] about High school kids a menace on roads: study
Around 12.20 p.m, the 16-seater passenger van carrying 14 foreign migrant workers was hit by a 10-wheel trailer truck at the Srasetthi intersection in Tha Muang District, around 150 kilometers to the west of Bangkok. After the crash, both vehicles plunged into a roadside canal, the Bangkok Post reported. Around 100 rescue workers and police officers were rushed to the accident site. As of 1.40 p.m, eight bodies had been recovered. The Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand has confirmed that the dead included five Vietnamese nationals. Four other passengers were rescued and taken to a local hospital for treatment while two others are still missing, and are suspected to have drowned. A search is ongoing. The passenger van driver has survived the accident. The Road Safety Risk Map for 2019 released by International SOS and Control Risks shows Thailand has the highest road death rate in Southeast Asia, followed by Vietnam. Vietnam sent a record number of 140,000 guest workers abroad last … [Read more...] about Five Vietnamese workers killed in Thai road crash
Back to English Comments News - September 13, 2018 | 07:44 am GMT+7 Every step many Vietnamese students take to school tells them something about the society and country they live in.From idyllic to horrificPhong Khe Commune, Bac Ninh ProvinceTien, Hieu and Dung are secondary school students in Phong Khe Commune, Bac Ninh Province, which lies 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Hanoi.Every day, the three boys ride their bicycles for three kilometers along an embankment, then cross a river.The path they take is a peaceful, beautiful painting of the countryside, with cows munching grass, clear blue skies and a quietly flowing river. Well, it should be.What the boys actually see is cows burying their heads in piles of plastic bags and paper, a stinky river with thick half-black, half-red water, and the sky hidden by hundreds of chimneys spewing out smoke as plastic burns.“It’s Phong Khe, so it’s natural that you see smog and dust,” Dung said.Phong Khe has … [Read more...] about The roads to school and what they teach Vietnamese children – VnExpress International
Viet Nam News “Everyone, I will sell rose bouquets tomorrow in celebration of International Women’s Day. Those who are looking to give flowers to their girlfriends or classmates, please come to support me in front of Gate A of Hải Phòng University.” So wrote 26-year-old Trần Thị Hoa in one of her last Facebook posts on March 6. Early on the morning of March 7, Hoa and her friend Trần Thị Trang rode on motorbike to the flower market Đằng Hải in Hải An District in the northeastern port city of Hải Phòng. Not born to wealthy families, the pair intended to buy flowers and utilise their craft skills to make elaborate bouquets, aiming to make some money to cover their study and living expenses. On that fateful morning, Cao Huy Hoàng was driving a container truck for an export-import company along his usual route. Stopped at a red light, he saw that two trucks ahead of him were already occupying … [Read more...] about Road accidents: When will the pain end?