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Children risk life and limb to collect bits of wood

Update: August, 18/2018 - 09:00
Good fun: Children hunt for floating wood in the river. VNA/VNS Photos
Viet Nam News

Heavy rain in the past weeks has resulted in a high level of water and strong currents in streams and rivers in the northern province of Điện Biên. Despite the danger, local children have taken risks to gather floating wood in fierce currents.

Việt Nam News Agency reporter Phan Tuấn Anh captured the dangerous activity. — VNS

Risk takers: They dare to collect floating wood despite the danger.
Twisted fire starters: They then sell the wood for some money or bring it home for fires.
Joy: A boy is happy with a big piece of wood.
Hope you brought your trunks: Sometimes a group of them have to swim far to get a big piece of wood together.
Strongman: High rising water in a river in Mường Chà District.
Grin: The simple happiness of a young boy.

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