A six-year-old boy possibly drowned at a construction site in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap last Friday (Dec 16), Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reported.
Tran Quang Sang's body was found by his family at around 5 pm, floating in a pit dug at the site of the new Hong Ngu District office building.
His clothes and shoes were beside it.
Police said he may have drowned after trying to bathe in the pit which is 3 meters wide and 1.5 meters deep.
He had been alone at the time of the accident, they said, and there was no barricade or warning sign around the pit.
They are investigating further.