Viet reporter dies after being set on fire
HANOI (Vietnam) – A reporter at a Viet newspaper has died after an intruder broke into his home, doused him with chemicals and set him on fire while he was sleeping.
The Laborer newspaper says 50-year-old Le Hoang Hung died on Saturday at a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City after 10 days of treatment for burns covering 20 per cent of his body.
His colleague Nguyen Thi Ngoc Mai says Hung covered the southern Mekong Delta for the newspaper for nearly 10 years. She says the attack could be revenge for his reporting.
Police are investigating the case.