Vietnam accuses China of sinking fishing boat near disputed islands

October 15, 2015 3:34 AM

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HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnam has accused China of sinking one of its fishing boats near disputed islands in the South China Sea that could further raise tensions between the Communist neighbors.

Phan Huy Hoang, an official in central Quang Ngai province where the fishermen came from, said Thursday that a Chinese vessel slammed into the fishing boat with 10 fishermen on board near the Paracels islands on Sept. 29 and sank it. The fishermen were rescued by another Vietnamese fishing boat and ...

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