Here are today’s leading news stories:
— Lieutenant Thai Ngo Hieu, a firefighting police officer in southern Dong Nai Province, has been promoted to the captain rank after saving four people from drowning at a beach in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province last weekend.
— Traffic congestion occurred at the entrances of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on Monday afternoon as residents returned to the cities after their holiday weekend marking the Hung Kings Commemoration Day.
— A total of 81 traffic accidents occurred across Vietnam during the holiday weekend marking the Hung Kings Commemoration Day (April 9 to 11), killing 37 people and injuring 52 others.
— Bamboo Airways and Vasco, a member company of Vietnam Airlines, announced they had to cancel some flights to and from northern Dien Bien Province on Monday due to smog.
— Police in northern Hai Phong City are verifying a case where nearly 20 men engaged in a street brawl in Our City urban area after a video clip of the incident was shared on social media on Monday evening.
— A fire broke out at Ha Long I Market in northern Quang Ninh Province on Monday evening. Firefighters were able to promptly put out the blaze before it could cause any human and property loss.
— The Red Cross Society in north-central Quang Binh Province has established a team with five ambulances to provide free emergency transport service for poor patients.
— Police in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City confirmed on Monday evening they had arrested a 51-year-old motorbike taxi driver for allegedly stabbing to death a man with a screwdriver earlier the same day.
— Officers in northern Bac Giang Province have initiated a manhunt for the suspect in the murder of a clothing store owner on Monday evening.
— Da Nang City welcomed nearly 78,000 visitors during the holiday weekend marking the Hung Kings Commemoration Day, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.
— The inflow of foreign direct investment into Vietnam hit US$8.1 billion in the first quarter of this year, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the Ministry of Planning and Investment as saying.