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Strong waves kill four swimming at beach in Vietnam

Sunday, August 11, 2019, 10:39 GMT+7
Strong waves kill four swimming at beach in Vietnam
A victim receives CPR after being swept away by strong waves in the south-central Vietnamese province of Binh Thuan on August 10, 2019. Photo: Rang Dong / Tuoi Tre

Four people have died and two others remain nowhere to be found after being swept away by strong waves at a beach in the south-central Vietnamese province of Binh Thuan.

Local authorities in Binh Thuan were still exerting their best efforts to search for the missing victims at 10:30 pm on Saturday.

According to preliminary reports, a group of 300 visitors who are employees of a company based in the southern province of Binh Duong arrived at Dat Lanh Resort in La Gi Town at 11:00 am the same day.

The beach where the incident occurs in La Gi Town, Tan Tien Commune. Photo: Rang Dong / Tuoi Tre

The beach where the incident occurred in La Gi Town. Photo: Rang Dong / Tuoi Tre

Many of the tourists went down to the beach on the afternoon and were swept away by the big waves brought about by bad weather.

Multiple employees of the resort rushed to help but some of them ended up being worn out.

A total of 10 people, including some exhausted rescuers, were eventually brought to safety.

Four other victims, however, had already drowned, while two went missing.

Victims are being treated at the hospital. Photo: Rang Dong / Tuoi Tre

Victims are being treated in the hospital. Photo: Rang Dong / Tuoi Tre

The deceased include Bui Luong Hoa, Doan Tuyet Hong Loan, Nguyen Thi Nga, all of whom were 23 years old and among the tourists, and Nguyen Minh Tam, a 56-year-old staffer of the resort.

Five people were admitted to the general hospital in La Gi Town for emergency treatment. Some of them are now in stable conditions.

Police officers have been working with relevant parties as part of their investigation.

A local official visits the victims at the hospital. Photo: Rang Dong / Tuoi Tre

A local official (L) visits a victim in the hospital. Photo: Rang Dong / Tuoi Tre

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