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Traffic police officer saves flood victims’ lives

The Saigon Times

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On June 10, the clip in which a police officer rushed into the troubled flood water to save the lives of two victims who were being swept by the swift current went viral on social media.

The brave rescuer in the clip is Senior Lieutenant Nguyen Manh Tuong, a traffic police officer of Meo Vac District, Ha Giang Province. During the recent fierce flood that wreaked havoc in the northeatern province of Ha Giang, on the way back after rescuing two cars from the flood, Tuong saw a couple and their son trying to cross a flooding stream to a safe place on the other bank. Unfortunately, the flood water swept them down the stream.

Unhesitatingly, Tuong rushed into the shallow but swift current to bring the wife and then the husband to the safe bank. Meanwhile, their son was swept onto the bank and was thus safe. According to tuoitre.vn, Sung Mi Dinh, the husband, Vu Thi Tho, the wife, and their son, Vu Mi Po, went back home from a farm where they were hired to work. They could die of the fierce flood without the help of the brave senior lieutenant.

Finding seasonal job for a woman and her daughters

On June 9, Nguyen Thi Hoa, 54, and her daughters, Nguyen Thi Hong Thuy, 17, and Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh, 16, caught a coach from their home province of Quang Binh to Hanoi to find a job for three summer months.

As they could not find a job on the following day, the mother and daughters intended to stay overnight in the lounge of a coach station to avoid the rain and save some money. Learning about their situation, Vu Truong Dinh, a Hanoian man, invited them to have pho for dinner. He also asked a suitable job for them from other netizens.

One hour after Dinh’s post, many were willing to offer the mother and her daughters a job. After some contacts, Dinh took the three to a restaurant owned by Luu Hoang Huy in Hanoi’s Hai Ba Trung District. Huy allowed the three to assist the chef in the kitchen, paying them VND5.5 million a month each, and offering them free board and lodging. Before leaving, Dinh gave them some money.

Hoa told vnexpress.net that she and her daughters were grateful to Dinh and Huy for their kindness and generosity, adding that thanks to these good men, they could earn more money for their living and schooling after the summertime job.

An IT class for the elderly in town

An information technology (IT) class for old people opens at 2 p.m. on Monday of the second week every month at a house on Dinh Tien Hoang Street, District 1, HCMC. This class has served the elderly wanting to learn IT and some necessary apps for over 10 years now.

Teachers of this class are young people who are fond of taking part in social activities organized by the Youth Scientific and Technological Promotion Center (under the HCMC Youth Union). Nguyen Dang Khoa, director of a private company, and a teacher at this class since 2015, told thanhnien.vn that the students of the class, aged from 50 to 90, learn how to use a computer or a laptop, and how to search the Internet, install and use cellphone apps and social media, send emails, and edit their photos.

Khuc Thi Hang, 90, the oldest student, said thanks to this IT class, she could search the Internet, use e-banking services, and contact friends and relatives via social media on her smartphone.

Releasing baby green sea turtles into sea

Representatives of the Con Dao National Park on June 9 released 87 baby green sea turtles into the sea, attracting the interest of more than 100 tourists, including many young people and students.

According to reports from the Tuoi Tre news site, these hatchlings are offspring of the Malaysian-tagged green sea turtle that laid over 100 eggs on the Con Dao Archipelago on April 22.

The mother turtle measured around 97 centimeters in length, 84 centimeters in width, and weighed around 90 kilograms. After nesting on Con Dao, she laid 108 eggs. Out of these, 87 successfully hatched.

The green sea turtle, scientifically known as Chelonia mydas, is a rare and endangered wildlife species. Around 150,000 artificially incubated turtle hatchlings are released into the sea from Con Dao each year.

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