Two 15-year-old students a boy and a girl drowned after a motorbike plunged into a stream in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on Tuesday.
The accident happened when Nguyen Duy Bao, a ninth grader of Vo Van Kiet Secondary School in Dak R'Lap District, drove a motorbike with two female classmates Pham Thi Hau and Truong Thi My Le on the back seat to go home after school.
Upon seeing some traffic police officers, Bao sped up to avoid being caught and fined for carrying more people than allowed.
When the bike arrived at a bridge, he lost control and the bike plunged into a stream.
Bao and Le drowned, but Hau managed to swim ashore.