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Three young children drown in lake

Update: October, 10/2014 - 14:06
Four students were reportedly playing near the lake and three of them, a boy and two girls, went swimming later.— Photo vov

KIEN GIANG (VNS) — Three sixth-grade students drowned in a lake yesterday, according to the Tan Hiep Police Department.

Four students were reportedly playing near the lake and three of them, a boy and two girls, went swimming later.

The fourth student saw his friends drowning and called for help. However, the three children had died by the time people came to rescue them.

The three children, namely Tran Thi Ngoc Kieu, Ly Son Kim and Nguyen Dai Huu, were students of Tan Hiep town's Lower Secondary School.

The local residents said that the lake is two to three metres deep, and that it's quite easy for swimmers to collapse because the landowner is filling up the lake with dirt.

Local students often swim in the lake even though the government has warned the people of the dangers there. — VNS



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