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Bodies of missing students located

Update: December, 30/2013 - 14:56
The bodies of five students who were reportedly swept away by strong waves while swimming at a local beach in HCM City's Can Gio District were found this morning.— Photo vnexpress

HCM CITY (VNS) —The bodies of five students who were reportedly swept away by strong waves while swimming at a local beach in HCM City's Can Gio District were found this morning.

The students, who have been identified as Le Cong Hau, Le Tuong Duy, Le Phan Thanh Lam, Doan Minh Tam, and Vo Tan Tai, were found after a team of more than 100 staff members of the district's Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control and the Committee for Search and Rescue was mobilised.

The accident left seven drowned yesterday afternoon. The bodies of Nguyen Hoang Long and Vo Thanh Luan were found on the same day.

The seven victims were among 96 students of Nguyen Binh Khiem Secondary School in southern Binh Duong Province's Dau Tieng District who were on a school trip to Can Gio District.

This morning, local authorities provided financial support of VND5 million (US$238) to each of the victims' families, according to the district's People's Committee Deputy Director Le Van Thom. -- VNS

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