Chinese vessel sinks Vietnamese fishing boat near Hoang Sa

A Vietnamese fishing boat was hit and sunk by a Chinese ship off Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea on Wednesday, local authorities have confirmed.

The Vietnamese ship was operating near Da Loi (Discovery) Reef in Hoang Sa, around 198 nautical miles off the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang, at 10:00 am on Wednesday when it was hit by a Chinese vessel and sank, the National Committee for Disaster Response, Search and Rescue said in a statement.

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Tuoi Tre News Reporter