Three male high school students drowned Sunday after successfully saving three female classmates who were swept away by water in a stream in the central province of Phu Yen.
Tong Dich Oai, Nguyen Nhat Duy and Le Dong Tinh, all 11th graders at Le Loi High School in Dong Xuan District, and three female classmates came to the Ba Phan Stream to sightsee at around 2 p.m.
While the girls were posing for photos, they slipped off the bank of the stream and were swept away by water to a river.
Oai, Duy and Tinh immediately jumped into the water to save the girls.
After successfully taking the girls to shore, the boys got weak and drowned.
Their bodies were recovered two hours later.