A five-year-old girl succumbed to drowning in an artificial lake at an apartment building in An Phu Tay Commune in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City early on Wednesday morning.
A family member of the girl named N.T.M.D. said on the same day that she died at Ho Chi Minh City Children’s Hospital.
An official from the An Phu Tay Commune People’s Committee told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that the victim’s family has temporarily resided in the commune for three months.
They are residents of An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta region.
Her father is a worker and her mother sells lottery tickets.
D. was discovered in the lake at the HQC Plaza apartment building on Tuesday morning.
She was pulled out of the lake, given cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and then rushed to a hospital in Binh Chanh District for emergency treatment.
A representative of the hospital said that she was admitted at 11:20 am on the same day.
After receiving intensive care and emergency treatment, her heart started to beat again, so the hospital transferred the patient to Ho Chi Minh City Children’s Hospital for in-depth treatment.
However, she later died.
Nguyen Van Bon, 33, the father of the victim, told Tuoi Tre that he has four children, including three sons and a daughter.
His family is living in a boarding house near the apartment building.
He works as a road construction worker, while his wife vends lottery tickets, bringing their children with her.
Due to a lack of money, two of their sons, seven and nine, cannot go to school.
Downpours have prevented his wife from selling lottery tickets over the past few days.
When he went to work on Tuesday morning, his daughter was still asleep.
His daughter and two of her elder brothers went out in the late morning, ending up in the incident.