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Captain charged over tour boat sinking

The captain and chief engineer of a tourist boat that sank in Vietnam last week killing 12 people, including one Briton, have been charged over the deadly incident.

Capt. Nguyen Van Minh, 22, and chief engineer Do Van Thang, 27, were arrested on the weekend and have since been charged with violating water safety rules causing serious consequences.

The wooden junk started taking on water while at anchor in Halong Bay before dawn on Thursday. At the time, most of its passengers were sleeping. Of the 27 people on board, 12 people died, including tourists from the US, Australia, Sweden and Japan.

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