Three members of the same family drowned in the central province of Nghệ An on Tuesday after going swimming in the Lam River.
Phạm Văn Vũ, 40, lives in Cẩm Tân Commune in Cẩm Thủy District, a mountainous area, where adults children have to use boats and cross bridges spanning the Mã River to get to work and school.
Doctors at children’s hospitals in HCM City have reported a number of drowning deaths of kids and related injuries in recent days.
A recent survey has found that learning pressure is the biggest challenge children face while staying at home due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Drowning is one of the top causes of death of children in Việt Nam, with more children drowning here than any other country in Southeast Asia.
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