21 May '11, 1am

Tour boat sinks in southern Vietnam; 15 missing

A little boy's birthday party went tragically wrong when a double-decker tour boat capsized during a storm in southern Vietnam, killing 15 people — including the 3-year-old being honored and four other children, officials said Saturday. Divers recovered the bodies, including two Chinese adults, from the Saigon River on Saturday afternoon, but one passenger remained missing, said Trieu Van Giau, head of Binh Duong provincial waterway police. The incident remains under investigation, but bad weather is being blamed. Several people managed to swim to safety following Friday evening's incident, which occurred while the restaurant-style boat was cruising the river during heavy rains and violent winds, said Le Van Hieu, chief of Binh Nham village in Binh Duong province, 19 miles (30 kilometers) northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. "It's horrible to see the birthday party for that 3-ye...

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