Dynamite fishermen accidentally kill diver
by EVAN T. ALLARD @ CDNN – CYBER DIVER News Network
PHU CU, Vietnam (24 Mar 2009) — Police arrested four fishermen who accidentally killed a diver with explosives.
Police officials in the Phu Cu District in the central province of Binh Dinh told CDNN the Coast Guard heard an explosion and caught the fishermen who tried to escape.
The fishermen told police they saw bubbles and movement under the surface and thought it was a large fish.
One of the fishermen tossed dynamite into the water and after it exploded the group jumped into the water but instead of finding a fish, they found the body of the dead diver.
Dynamite fishing, which severely damages coral reefs, is illegal in Vietnam but a common practice.
Nguyen Ngoc Liem, head of the Phu Cu District police department, said the fishermen would be charged with killing the diver and destroying aquatic resources with the illegal use of explosives.