Boating tragedy

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Boating tragedy

Four people including three children drowned yesterday morning and four others were hospitalised after a boat sank on the Giong Ong To River in HCM City's District 2.

Four people including three children drowned yesterday morning and four others were hospitalised after a boat sank on the Giong Ong To River in HCM City's District 2. Giong Ong To is a tributary of the Sai Gon River. Initial investigations showed that the boat, 2m long and 70cm wide, was too small to carry the eight people who were crossing the river to make offerings at the Mieu Ba Temple.It is believed that the boat capsized and sank because the children on board refused to sit still.The bodies of Nguyen Thi Luom, a 46-year-old woman, Nguyen Kim Quyen, a 12-month-old girl, Nguyen Thanh Tam, a 12-year-old boy and Tam's sister, 10-year-old Nguyen Thanh Thao were found in the morning by rescue forces deployed to the site. — VNA/VNS Photo Manh Linh

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