Drowning has been one of the major causes of injury related death in Vietnam. In the latest of the incident, while swimming in a river, three school going girls drowned in Vietnam’s central Ha Tinh province on June 30.
Local authorities confirmed that the three victims, who were all six graders of a local school in Ha Tinh’s Duc Tho District, drowned, while taking a bath in a river on June 30.
The authorities confirmed that local residents tried to rescue the girls, but the students had already drowned deep in the river. The bodies of the girls have been recovered at around 6.00 p.m. local time on June 30, said concerned authorities.
According to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, an average of 2,000 children in Vietnam died of drowning every year, making it the leading cause of injury-related deaths for children in the country.