Four students went missing after a boat capsized along a river in the northern Vietnamese province of Ha Giang on Tuesday night.
The accident took place along a section of the Gam River in Yen Phu Town, Bac Me District at around 10:20 pm on Tuesday, the district’s chairwoman Cung Thi May confirmed on Wednesday.
The boat was carrying eight students of Bac Me High School when it overturned.
Four of the students were able to swim to the riverbank, while the other four were nowhere to be found.
The missing victims were identified as Nguyen Thi T., 16, Ha Ngoc L., 16, Hoang Anh D., 16, and Tang Nhu Th., 17.
Search and rescue teams were mobilized to look for the students.
The body of one of the victims was found on Wednesday morning.
Preliminary information showed that the students traveled across the river on Tuesday morning to help a friend’s family harvest a rice paddy.
The accident happened on their way back, after they had finished the tasks and had dinner at the friend’s house.
Local authorities are exerting all efforts to search for the remaining victims.
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