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Woman, grandchildren drown while catching crabs, shellfish in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 15:28 GMT+7
Woman, grandchildren drown while catching crabs, shellfish in Vietnam’s Central Highlands
Local residents search for the victims at the reservoirs in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on March 16, 2019. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A woman and her two grandchildren drowned while they were hunting for crabs and shellfish for a living at a reservoir in Vietnam’s Central Highlands on Saturday afternoon.  

The tragic accident happened in Krong Nang Town, Krong Nang District, Dak Lak Province, Dinh Van Khiem, chairman of the town’s People’s Committee confirmed on the same evening.

The victims were H’Vien M’lo, 54, and her two grandchildren, 11-year-old H’Son Ra and eight-year-old H’So Ka.

The three family members went to the Da Lat reservoir to catch crabs and shellfish, which they would sell for money.

They lost their footing and fell into the deep section of the reservoir and eventually drowned.

After being aware of the incident, dozens of local residents joined hands to search for the victims.

They first found H’Son Ra and H’So Ka and brought them to the hospital for emergency treatment but the children did not survive.

The grandmother was found shortly after but she had already passed away.

According to Chairman Khiem, the victims were members of a poor family.

Local authorities have offered support worth VND18 million (US$774) to the family of the victims.

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