Four children drown in Khanh Hoa

Four children aged 5-7 in Khanh Hoa Province drowned on Wednesday in a pond, a local newspaper reported.

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Local authorities and residents gather at the pond where four children drowned on Wednesday afternoon. — Photo baokhanhhoa.vn

The incident occurred in early afternoon after a group of five children from Khanh Hiep Commune, Khanh Vinh District went for a swim in a pond in Ba Cang Village, said Vo Van The, chairman of Khanh Hiep Commune.

The children reportedly strayed into a deep section of water, which one was able to escape to swim to shore and call for help.

After an hour of searching, the boys were found and taken to a local medical facility where were pronounced dead.

 

The victims were all relatives and of the Ede ethnicity.

Earlier on May 20, four secondary school students also drowned while swimming in a river in Ninh Hoa Township, Khanh Hoa Province.

The four students were also identified as relatives, according to Đời Sống & Pháp Luật (Life and Law) newspaper.

VNS

 
 
 
 
 
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