|The flooded water tank where two children were found drowned at a construction site in Tịnh Khê Commune in Sơn Tịnh District. — Photo baoquangngai.vn|Viet Nam News -
QUẢNG NGÃI — Two young children and a teenager drowned in the Sơn Tịnh and Ba Tơ districts in the central province on Saturday.
This incident comes just one day after nine schoolboys were found dead while swimming in Trà Khúc River in the province’s Thanh Khiết Village last Friday.
The local administration said Võ Tùng Lâm, 4, and his sister Võ Thị Linh Nhi were found dead in a flooded water tank on a construction site in Tịnh Khê Commune in Sơn Tịnh District, where they had been playing during the afternoon.
The same day, the local administration of Ba Động Commune in Ba Tơ District announced that Phạm Văn Minh, 19, a 12th-grade student, had drowned while swimming with his classmates in a spring during a camping excursion.
The central province is still reeling from the tragedy of losing 12 students to drowning in two days.
Statistics from the Ministry of Health revealed that, on average, nine children died from drowning every day last year in Việt Nam. Drowning is one of the main causes of child death in Việt Nam. — VNS