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Tourists drown at beach in south-central Vietnam

Tuesday, July 07, 2020, 23:21 GMT+7

Three tourists drowned while swimming at a beach in Vietnam on Tuesday.

The drownings happened in Area 2, Ghenh Rang Ward, Quy Nhon City, south-central Binh Dinh Province, Vo Chi Thien, the ward’s chairman, told Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon) newspaper on Tuesday evening.

A group of 33 tourists, buying their tour from Thinh Anh Travel Company based in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, checked in to Aurora Villar & Resort in Area 2, Ghenh Rang Ward at 5:00 pm the same day, reports said.

All but three of them then went to their room for a rest.

Bui Thi Luyen, 33, Le Thi Thi, 55, both from Hanoi, and Dau Hong Lac, 58, from Ho Chi Minh City, came to the beach for a swim.

The three were suddenly swept away by strong waves. Tour guide Ton That Tuong rushed to rescue them but it was too late.

Tuong managed to take the three to shore and performed CPR on them, all in vain.

Rescuers and local police officers quickly came to the scene but none could revive the three victims.

Local authorities are investigating the deaths at the time of writing before handing over the bodies to their families for funeral rites.

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