Three elementary students drowned Wednesday in a flooded pond in the central province of Quang Binh.
Rescuers recovered the bodies of Nguyen Dai Giang and Nguyen Dai Kien fifth-grade twins from the Duy Ninh Primary School in Quang Ninh District and Nguyen Viet Huy, a fourth grader at the same school, the same day.
The three, along with eight schoolmates, asked went swimming in a pond near their school at noon.
The three took false steps and were swept to the deep part in the pond, which was filled with flood waters, and drowned.
When nearby residents rushed to rescue them, they were already dead.