Two schoolboys drown in Hà Tĩnh sea

Created 14 November 2017
  • PDF
Editor Choice
(0 votes, average 0 out of 5)

Two schoolboys drowned while swimming in the sea in central Hà Tĩnh Province on Monday afternoon.

The beach where those schoolboys played before two of them went missing in the sea. — Photo

HÀ TĨNH — Two schoolboys drowned while swimming in the sea in central Hà Tĩnh Province on Monday afternoon.

Hồ Xuân Phong and Nguyễn Tông Dũng, both 14, were reported missing on Monday after strong waves swept them away from a beach in the province’s Thiên Cầm Township. Their bodies were found this afternoon following a one-day search by local authorities and residents.

The two boys, accompanied by eight other schoolmates from Cẩm Trung Secondary School, were playing on Thiên Cầm’s beach when nine of them decided to go for a swim in the local sea. The only boy who stayed on the beach said sudden strong waves swept three boys away and he rushed to call for help from the nearby border guards.

The guards later succeeded in rescuing one boy, but were unable to rescue Phong and Dũng. Nguyễn Đình Kỷ, the township’s chairman, said search for the missing boys started right after the incident occurred. However, the first body was found 3km from the incident site on Tuesday afternoon.

The local search team said the rough sea prevented them from finding the bodies sooner.

Recently, Hà Tĩnh reported a programme to train students in swimming was completed at local schools. Drowning is a major cause of deaths of children in Việt Nam, and educators have demanded the inclusion of swimming in the school’s extra curriculum, however, not many schools have achieved the target. — VNS

Source: VNN

Maybe You Also Interesting :

» Party chief pays tribute to late Party General Secretaries

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyễn Phú Trọng offered incense to commemorate late Party General Secretaries Lê Duẩn and...

» Bến Tre outlines plan to promote tourism investment

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bến Tre, which has a 65-km long coastline, plans to seek more investment in the tourism sector, particularly for...

» Hà Tĩnh residents make buoy to cross river

Residents of central Hà Tĩnh Province made a large buoy to cross a local river after its bridge was swept away by floods in 2017.    

Popular News Categories:

- Asia & Asean  |  EU & Russia  |  America

- Facts  |  Urban  |  Faculty  |  Environment

- Business  |  Finance  |  Market Health

- Destination  |  Cuisine  |  Arts Music

- Cinema  |  Soccer  |  Sports  |  IT & Internet