Two seventh-grade students successfully rescued two young children from drowning in a local fishing port in Ha Tinh Province, north-central Vietnam, local authorities said on Tuesday.
On August 30, Tran Dinh Nhat Anh, a third grader of Loc Ha Town Elementary School, and Nguyen Bao Binh, a first grader of Thach Kim Elementary School, were playing at the Cua Sot Fishing Port and fell into the water.
At the time, Pham Thuc Sinh and Nguyen Hoang Phong, both studying in the Thach Kim Middle School in Loc Ha District, were also present at the fishing port.
Sinh said he and his friends were playing volleyball nearby. Hearing the two children shouting for help, Sinh and Phong instinctively jumped into the water to take the two children out to safety.
|A corner of the Cua Sot Fishing Port in Ha Tinh Province, north-central Vietnam. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre|
The families of Anh and Binh later came to Thach Kim Middle School to thank the two brave students and their teachers for having taught them how to save others from drowning.
Pham Thi Nga, Binh's mother, said her family was grateful to Sinh and Phong and would keep a closer watch on their child.
Tran Thanh Hai, principal of Thach Kim Middle School, said the school was proud of the two students and had honored them on campus.
The education and training division in Loc Ha District, Ha Tinh said it would propose the district-level People’s Committee to honor the two students for their act of bravery.