Police of the northern province of Quang Ninh on October 4 launched legal proceedings in the waterway accident in Ha Long Bay that killed 5 Taiwanese tourists on October 3.

Accordingly, Mac Van Duong, captain of Paradise QN 6688 boat who drove a tender carrying 18 Taiwanese tourists, and Trinh Quoc Hai, captain of Dong Phong 2 tourist boat numbered QN 1402, have been detained pending investigations.

The tender collided with the tourist boat on its way back to the Paradise QN 6688 after visiting Sung Sot cave. It sank after the collision.

Dang Huy Hau, Deputy Chairman of the Quang Ninh People’s Committee said the province will do its utmost to support the victims’ families and take care of the survivors.-VNA