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One child dead, another missing in drowning accident in central Vietnam

One child dead, another missing in drowning accident in central Vietnam

Monday, July 19, 2021, 15:06 GMT+7

A teen girl has remained unaccounted for afte she failed to rescue her sibling, who had slipped into an irrigation canal in Quang Tri Province, central Vietnam on Sunday afternoon.

D.T.D.N., 13, her younger sister, nine-year-old D.T.A.T., and V.K.N., 7, living in Quang Tri Town, cycled to the Vo Thi Sau urban area at around 4:30 pm on Sunday.

Upon their arrival at the urban area, they parked their bicycles on a sidewalk before going for a walk on the embankment of an irrigation canal there.

As T. fell into the canal during the walk, 13-year-old N. jumped into the water to save the girl.

However, both of the girls were swept away.

V.K.N. then rode back to her home to seek help from adults.

When the adults arrived at the scene, the victims had disappeared.

T.’s body was later retrieved while her older sister went missing at around 9:00 pm on Sunday.

Rescuers have continued looking for the other girl.

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