7 bodies of Cambodia boat sinking victims found on Vietnam beach

Officials said two bodies were found with Chinese identity cards on a beach on Phu Quoc Island.

Seven bodies have been found washed ashore on a beach in southern Vietnam, authorities said on Friday, a week after a boat with more than 40 people on board sank off the neighbouring Cambodian coastal town of Sihanoukville.

The bodies were found on a beach on Phu Quoc Island, which straddles the border area between the countries, Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security said in a news release.

It said two bodies were found with Chinese identity cards and their decomposing state “is also quite consistent with the time when the boat wreck occurred, a week ago in the Cambodian sea, not far from Phu Quoc”.

In full: https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3194391/7-bodies-cambodia-boat-sinking-victims-found-vietnam-beach

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