A teen boy in Hanoi died Wednesday after his classmate hit a wood ruler on his head during playtime.
A education official of Soc Son District said the eighth-grader Nguyen Van Linh and were playing with his friends when his classmate Nguyen Van Duc hit him in the head with the ruler.
Linh collapsed immediately.
His teachers brought him to a nearby medical station for first aids and to the Soc Son district general hospital, but doctors said he had died.
Duc and Linh are cousins and they were close, the source said.
Their school has been asked to provide counselling to other students, especially those in their class, as the year-end exams are coming.
Linh’s family has not reportedly filed any complaints.