A 4-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy drowned in a pond in the north central province of Thanh Hoa on Wednesday, online newspaper VnExpress reported.
The girl and boy named Thu and Long, respectively, were cousins visiting their grandparents' house in a rural village in Hoang Hoa District.
Left without the care of adults for a while, they came to a pond in front of the house of a neighbor.
They allegedly fell into the pond accidentally.
When their families did not see them a few minutes later, they rushed to the pond only to find their motionless bodies.
The kids were provided first aid but they died before being taken to hospital.
According to authorities in Hoang Hoa District, at least 10 child drowning cases have occurred in the district so far this year.
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