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Vietnamese siblings drown after falling into pit at utility pole construction site

Sunday, March 07, 2021, 16:27 GMT+7
Vietnamese siblings drown after falling into pit at utility pole construction site
The location where two young children drowned in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, March 6, 2021 is shown in this photo supplied by local resdients.

Two young children have drowned after falling into a pit that was dug up to build utility poles in the north-central Vietnamese province of Thanh Hoa.

Police in Hau Loc District confirmed on Sunday they were investigating the death of seven-year-old T.T.D. and his younger sibling – four-year-old T.H.A..

Preliminary information showed that local residents found their bodies inside a pit filled with water, which was previously dug up to install utility poles, at around 9:00 am on Saturday.

The scene is located about one kilometer from their house.

Eyewitnesses said that the hole was quite large and deep, but there were neither warning signs nor fences.

Police officers later launched an investigation into the case.

Local officials have provided support and extended their condolences to the families of the deceased.

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