2 girls, boy drown while bathing in central Vietnam

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Three children aged 11 to 12 drowned while bathing in a check dam in Vietnam's central province of Quang Binh Tuesday, Vietnam News Agency reported.

Two girls Dinh Thi Phuong Ly, 11, and Dinh Thi Bich, 12 -- and a boy, Dinh Hoang Trung, 11, of Minh Hoa District went to the dam near their homes at around 6:30 p.m.

They reportedly swam to the middle and became too weak to swim ashore.

Some locals who were on a fishing boat spotted them and rowed to the site, but by then, unfortunately, the children had drowned.

The three bodies were brought ashore later.


3 boys drown in south-central Vietnam
Drowning in vain

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The same day rescuers recovered the bodies of three 14-year-old boys who drowned while bathing in a stream in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong a day earlier.

Ngo Quang Huy, Le Van Thien, and Nguyen Xuan Tai of Bao Loc town reportedly slipped into a whirlpool in Da Ban Stream and were unable to fight the strong current.

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