|Junior high school Nguyen Binh Khiem in Binh Duong Province was prosecuted for negligence causing the deaths of seven students. — Photo nld.com.vn
HCM CITY (VNS) — Two years after seven of its students drowned during a tour, a junior high school in southern province Binh Duong has been prosecuted for negligence causing serious consequences.
According to the local police, on December 29, 2013, Nguyen Binh Khiem junior high school organised a sea trip for 96 students to the Can Gio Beach on the outskirts of HCM City.
After lunch, a group of students went swimming and were washed away by strong currents.
The bodies of seven boys were found days later.
According to Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper, the school tried to make a compensation deal with the families of the deceased students but failed to do so. Four out of seven families refused to accept any compensation from the school.
This was followed by long negotiation efforts, which explains why it took up to 18 months to bring the case to trial.
Police are investigating the negligence on the part of individuals who were responsible for the safety of the students. – VNS