INJURED — 20 May 2010 – Quy Nhon beach in central Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam — swimmers attacked

A brief report appeared in the Vietnam News says:

A shark attacked two people at Quy Nhon beach in central Binh Dinh Province 20 May 2010.

Truong Thi Tanh, a 60-year-old resident of Quy Nhon’s Ghenh Rang Ward, was bitten by the shark at about 6:00 am while she was swimming some 15m from the shore in Quy Nhon City.

Tanh cried for help and was brought ashore to safety by soldiers. She was later taken the Military Hospital No 13 in Quy Nhon City.

Nguyen Thi Thu Thao, a 52-year-old resident in Nguyen Van Cu Ward, was later attacked by a shark which left a minor wound on her right leg.

Thao, who was also taken to the same hospital, said the shark attacked her when she was only 5m from the shore.

According to Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon) newspaper, 20 people have been attacked since September 2009 while swimming in the waters off the central coast.

No other details were reported.

Sources: Vietnam News

INJURED – 9 January 2010 — Quy Nhon Town, Binh Dinh province, Vietnam – 3 swimmers attacked

Vietnam shark attack victim
The stitches in Nguyen Minh Tuan arm to close up wound from shark attack

Nguyen Minh Tuan was attacked and bitten two times on his left arm by what is believed to be a shark, while swimming 100 metres off the beach at Quy Nhon Town, Binh Dinh province, Vietnam. The incident happened around 6.45am local time on Saturday 9 January 2010.

He was rescued by a nearby fisherman and underwent surgery at the local Army Medical Hospital No.13.

Tuan told media the fish had grey and rough skin, and looked like it weighed 20-30 kilogrammes.

Around 5pm the same day another man, Mang Duc Hanh, was attacked by a shark while swimming in the same area off Quy Nhon Town.Hanh was bitten twice on his right wrist, damaging arteries and nerves. He was transferred to the Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital from the local Binh Dinh General Hospital on Monday morning 11 January due to critical nature of his injuries.

Thanh Nien also reported the shark attacked a local woman causing minor injuries. However, no other details were reported.

The newspaper reported that since last July (2009) around 10 people “have fallen victim” to the “fish” at Quy Nhon beach.


Thanh Nien

PIC source:

Thanh Nien