Coin chaos in Vietnam as children eat them

The State Bank of Vietnam's recent issue of three new coins turned to disaster when children started eating them after mistaking them for sweets.

Since three coins were made available in mid-December after a two-decade absence, doctors have treated at least 17 children for swallowing them.

Six children aged between two and 10 were treated in the central province of Quang Nam over the recent Lunar New Year holidays after swallowing coins.

The new coins were intended to promote the use of vending