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Missing boy’s body found

Update: October, 18/2016 - 14:00
Rescue forces and citizens of Bình Dương Province search for the missing boy. — Photo
Viet Nam News

BÌNH DƯƠNG  The body of an eight-year-old boy who was swept away on Sunday was discovered by a herdsman yesterday, 3km from where he went missing in the southern province of Bình Dương.

His body was found in an empty land plot next to a section of the Nhum River that passes through dormitory B of the Việt Nam National University - HCM City in Dĩ An Commune, Nguyễn Thanh Phong, the commune’s People’s Committee, said.

The boy, Hoàng Xuân Hiếu, was playing in the rain with three friends when he was swept into a manhole on Street No. 4 late Sunday afternoon, following the prolonged heavy rainfall that flooded the province’s streets, according to witnesses.

His three friends were rescued by citizens in time.

The province’s rescue forces mobilised hundreds of people to help find Hiếu along the 5km stretch of the Nhung River, which runs from the commune to Thủ Đức District of HCM City. VNS

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