Update news drowning

Tens of red and white lifebuoys have recently been hung on Long Bien Bridge crossing the Red River, Hanoi by a group of volunteers in the hope of saving drowning victims.

2,000 Vietnamese children drown every year

Although the number of children who have drowned in Vietnam has fallen in recent years, drowning is still one of the leading causes of death among children.

Ministry encourages swimming classes to reduce risk of drowning

With the aim to reduce the risk of drowning, the Ministry of Education and Training has issued the drowning prevention plan amongst children in 2021 in which the Ministry encouraged schools to organize swimming classes to reduce the risk of drowning.

Canadian tourist drowned in Quang Nam

A Canadian tourist drowned while swimming at a beach in Quang Nam Province.


Drownings occur in Khanh Hoa and Dak Lak provinces

Four members of the same family have drowned in Cam Ranh Bay, Khanh Hoa Province on Tuesday, according to a local official.

Four students drown in Mui Ne

Four tourists who are students have drowned after being washed away by strong waves while swimming at a beach in Phan Thiet City, the southern coastal province of Binh Thuan.


Three young men missing at Dak Lak waterfall found dead

After three days searching, the authorities of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai have recovered the bodies of three young men who went missing when swimming at Ia Grang waterfall in Ia Grai district.


Three children in Kien Giang drowned at construction site

Three children in the southern province of Kien Giang have drowned in a pond of a local construction site.

Bloomberg Philanthropies, MoLISA co-operate in teaching kids water safety skills

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs have teamed up with Bloomberg Philanthropies to carry out a project that focuses on preventing drowning among 8,200 children in Vietnam's eight provinces and cities.


Advance compensation paid for riot-striken firms in Dong Nai

Insurance companies on June 22 made advance payment of compensation worth VND39.65 billion in total to 35 enterprises affected by the recent incident in the southern province of Dong Nai.

Shocking child drowning figures shake the nation

A new effort is being made to overcome Viet Nam's record as the country with the highest rate of child deaths from drowning in Southeast Asia.

Illegal mining activities outrage ethnic farmers

Many ethnic households in the northern mountainous Lai Chau Province's Ban Giang Commune have accused a farm owner of illegally exploiting minerals, which has polluted the environment and damaged crops.

Vietnam among countries with highest ageing rate

Vietnam is among the ten countries with the highest ageing rate from now to 2050, a recent report by the United Nations has shown.