A 20-year-old youth and his 12-year-old sister drowned in a river in the southern province of Dong Nai on Wednesday.
The accident happened at around 11 p.m. at the Nguyen Van Tri Park in Bien Hoa City. Nguyen Quoc Dung, 20, his sister Nguyen Thi Cam Xuan, 12, and 10 friends were sitting on the edge of a jetty facing the Dong Nai River to get some fresh air.
Xuan suddenly fell into the river and Dung jumped in to save her.
Unfortunately, the river's waters rose up and swept both of them away.
By the time their friends got rescuers to the spot, the siblings had drowned.