8-year-old girl drowns in Dong Nai swimming pool

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An eight-year-old girl drowned after allegedly falling into a swimming pool in the southern province of Dong Nai on Wednesday, the Dong Nai Newspaper reported.

The accident happened at around 3:30 p.m. at the swimming pool of Phuong Nam Club in Bien Hoa City.

Nguyen Thi Thuy Dung was reportedly standing outside a bathroom near a swimming pool for adults, waiting for her older sister to take a bath after swimming.

When her sister came out and did not see Dung, she began searching for her.

Security guards found Dung at the bottom of the swimming pool for adults, which is around 1.6 meters deep.

She was rushed to hospital but declared dead on arrival.

Dung may have taken a false step and fallen into the swimming pool, police suspect. It has not been explained why no security guards or lifeguards were around.

Further investigations are ongoing.

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