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.
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.