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7-year-old boy drowns at tourist area in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Sunday, April 25, 2021, 15:42 GMT+7
7-year-old boy drowns at tourist area in Vietnam’s Central Highlands
The swimming pool inside the Son Thuy tourist area in Dak Lak Province, Vietnam, April 24, 2021. Photo: The The / Tuoi Tre

A seven-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool on the premises of a tourist area in Vietnam’s Central Highlands late on Saturday afternoon.

The drowning happened at the Son Thuy tourist area in Ea Tam Ward, Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak Province at around 5:00 pm, an official of the ward’s administration confirmed later the same day.

Preliminary information showed that a local woman took two children to the venue on Saturday afternoon.

The kids played in the swimming pool, but one of them ended up drowning.

The victim was identified as a seven-year-old boy named P..

After discovering the incident, employees of the tourist area took the boy out of the swimming pool and gave him first aid.

The swimming pool inside Son Thuy tourist area in Dak Lak Province, Vietnam, April 24, 2021. Photo: The The / Tuoi Tre

The swimming pool at the Son Thuy tourist area in Dak Lak Province, Vietnam, April 24, 2021. Photo: The The / Tuoi Tre

He was then taken to the hospital but it was too late.

According to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, the swimming pool was 1.2 meters deep, and there were no life jackets or life buoys.

Only one lifeguard was present at the pool when the incident took place.

The ward official stated that the tourist area was recently put into operation after receiving a permit issued by the provincial People’s Committee.

However, it is unclear whether or not the swimming pool has been granted a license, the official added.

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