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Five children drown in Hieu River

Update: May, 15/2014 - 15:00
Five children, aged between 6 and 9, drowned yesterday afternoon when they were swimming in the Hieu River in the central Quang Tri Province's Cua Viet Town. — Photo thanhnien

QUANG TRI (VNS) — Five children, aged between 6 and 9, drowned yesterday afternoon when they were swimming in the Hieu River in the central Quang Tri Province's Cua Viet Town.

The children, including two girls, were neighbours and were from poor families in the town.

The local authorities have paid VND2 million, or US$98, as compensation to each of the victims' families. – VNS

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