Another boy drowns in new Hanoi water park

By Phan Anh   September 24, 2019 | 12:30 am PT
Another boy drowns in new Hanoi water park
A corner of Thanh Ha water park in Hanoi, where a six-year-old boy drowned on September 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of Thanh Ha Water Park Facebook page.
A six-year-old boy became the second drowning victim in a newly opened water park in Hanoi’s Ha Dong District last weekend.

Local police said Monday that it was the second death in the park after a four-year-old boy drowned in June, just three days after the park opened.

The unidentified six-year-old boy had gone with his relatives to the Thanh Ha Water Park on Sunday when he fell into an artificial river, local media reported.

He was given first aid and taken to hospital, but he died on Monday.

The park has put up a sign saying it has temporarily suspended operations as of Monday afternoon.

An investigation is ongoing.

Drowning is one of the main causes of child deaths in Vietnam. According to a recent survey by the World Health Organization, more than 11,000 children drown each year in the country.

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