BAC GIANG (VNS) — Two children, ages seven and nine, drowned in a pond in An Chau Village, Son Dong District in northern Bac Giang Province, on Saturday.
The two children lived in the district and reportedly could not swim.
Figures compiled by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs show that more than 6,000 children drown every year in Viet Nam, and the number is increasing.
The number of child-drowning deaths in the country is 10 times higher than in other developing countries. — VNS