Four students drowned in the ocean off a beach in Khánh Hòa Province on Wednesday. — Illustrative Image vietq.vn
KHÁNH HÒA — Four students drowned in the ocean off a beach in Khánh Hòa Province on Wednesday.
The seventh graders of Nguyễn Huệ Secondary High School decided to go swimming at Vân Thôn Beach after it was announced they would have no class that day. They were swept away by strong currents.
A fisherman saw tried to rescue them, but all four girls died after they were brought ashore. The site of the accident was 7km from the school.
The victims have been identified as Phạm Thị Kim Thoa, Nguyễn Thị Quyên and Nguyễn Ngọc Loan Châu, all 14; and Cao Trang Nhi, 13.
Residents and district officials said swimming was prohibited in the area, as it was considered dangerous. It is not yet known if there were any signs indicating the dangers.
The latest accident follows the death of two female students at Nguyễn Du Secondary High School in Cam Ranh. They died while swimming with five others in Tà Rục Lake in Cam Lâm District.
The five students were rescued by two boys of the Rag Lai ethnic minority community, Cao Lâm and Bo Tí, who were working nearby, when they saw the girls in trouble.
Also, on April 15, nine students at Nghĩa Hà Secondary High School in Quảng Ngãi City drowned in the Trà Khúc River. — VNS