Two school boys drown after swimming at beach in southern city

Update: May, 20/2019 - 14:23


A child receives first aid from the rescue team after going swimming in a beach in Bình Thuận Province on Sunday. — Photo

BÌNH THUẬN — Two ninth-grade male students from Bình Thuận Province drowned on Sunday afternoon after swimming at a local beach.

Đoàn Công Thành and Trần Văn Đẩu, students at Hàm Thắng Secondary School in Hàm Thuận Bắc District, drowned during a swim at a beach with three other friends in Hàm Tiến Ward in Phan Thiết City, Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper reported.

After swimming for a few minutes, the boys tried to signal to people that they were having problems. Their friends and people on shore quickly called for help from a rescue team at the beach.

The rescue team promptly brought three of them to the shore, while two others were missing. Ten minutes later, the two boys were found in a coma and were taken to the local hospital, but did not survive.

Drowning is one of the main causes of deaths of children in Việt Nam. More than 2,000 children die from drowning annually.

A report from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs found that from 2010 to 2015, more than 3,000 children died from drowning annually due to a lack of swimming skills, poor supervision and natural disasters.

On March 21, eight primary and secondary school male students from Hòa Bình Province drowned after swimming in a local river. — VNS

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