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15-year-old Vietnamese girl dies after drinking alcohol at Tet party

15-year-old Vietnamese girl dies after drinking alcohol at Tet party

Sunday, January 29, 2023, 22:27 GMT+7
15-year-old Vietnamese girl dies after drinking alcohol at Tet party
This illustration image shows a drinking party in Vietnam. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

A grade-9 schoolgirl in Yen Bai Province, northern Vietnam has succumbed to her critical condition after drinking liquor at a party during the past Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, local authorities reported on Saturday.

The girl, identified only as M., died on Thursday, the last day of the seven-day Tet break, after she attended a drinking party at her friend’s house two days earlier in Ban Cong Commune of the province’s Tram Tau District.

As the party was taking place, M. stepped out of the house and then fell down, Hang A Hanh, deputy chairman of the Ban Cong administration, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

The girl was unconscious when being found by her friends and was taken to a local hospital immediately for emergency treatment, but she died two days later at the age of 15, Hanh said.

Local police are investigating the actual cause of the death, the official said.

“M. drank alcohol at the party, and police officers are probing how much alcohol she had drunk,” Hanh added.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Vu Tuan Dat, chief of Ban Cong police, confirmed that M. vomited while drinking alcohol at the party, according to Suc Khoe & Doi Song (Health & Life) online newspaper under the Ministry of Health.

While vomiting, the victim suffered from pulmonary aspiration and died later in hospital, the online newspaper cited Lieutenant Colonel Dat as saying.

Local authorities have visited and offered condolences to the family of the victim, whose funeral was held on Friday.

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Vinh Tho - Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre News


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