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Three students drown in pit

Update: November, 04/2015 - 15:20
Three seventh-grade students drowned after falling into a deep pit that was filled with rainwater. The residents of Dien An Commune, Dien Khanh District, where the incident took place, had not been warned about the dangerous pits at the road construction site. — Photo vnexpress.net

KHANH HOA (VNS) — Three seventh-grade students of Tran Nhan Tong Secondary School in Khanh Hoa's Dien Khanh District have drowned after falling into a pit at a construction site on Monday, police said.

The three students fell into a 30m-long and 2m-deep pit when they stopped to play by the roadside after school, the police said yesterday.

The pit, which had been dug by a road construction firm, was filled with water because it had rained earlier. However, the construction agency had not placed any danger warning for local residents.

The police are investigating to identify the responsibility of the agency.

Rescue teams spent several hours searching for the bodies of the victims. — VNS


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