Ho Chi Minh City police are investigating the death of a four-year-old girl in a swimming pool in Thu Duc District Tuesday.
The girl, identified only as V, accompanied her mother and brother to the Thu Duc District Sport Center pool in the afternoon for the brother’s swimming class.
She suddenly went missing, and her mother and the pool staff searched around and found V drowned in the pool.
V was taken to Thu Duc Hospital where doctors declared her dead.
On the same day a 14-year-old boy drowned in a lake on Cam Mountain, a popular tourist destination in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.
Witnesses said the boy, identified only as H, and his friend swam across Thuy Liem Lake but he drowned midway.
Dozens of people jumped into the lake in an effort to rescue the boy, but in vain. Rescuers found his body at around 7 p.m., four hours after the tragic incident.
Located on Cam Mountain at an altitude of 710m, the lake is a popular tourist destination and major source of freshwater for the area.
Nguyen Thanh Quan, a local official, told the media that the Cam Mountain management would have to learn a lesson from the tragedy.
Swimming in the lake is prohibited, he pointed out.