Seventeen Vietnamese fishermen from the central province of Quang Ngai injured at sea on July 5 have been rescued by Hong Kong authorities.

This follows instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Vietnamese Embassy in Beijing and Vietnamese Consulate in Hong Kong .

Hong Kong Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre used a helicopter to rescue two unconscious, heavily injured fishermen and brought them to a hospital in Hong Kong . They are recovering in hospital.

The Vietnam Consul in Hong Kong in monitoring the health conditions of the fishermen. They will be later given assistance to return home.-VNA