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Dak Nong (VNA) – Promoting communication and improving reservoir management are part of the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong’s efforts to stop children drowning.

According to a report from the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, 15 children drowned in the locality from the outset of the year.

Recently, the province was saddened by news that during just two days-May30-31, four children, aging from one years old to 11, drowned in Duc Xuyen commune (Krong No district), Quang Son commune (Dak G’Long district) and Dak Buk commune (Tuy Duc district).

Drowning cases in the province have increased, with most of the victims primary and secondary students.

Child drowning is of grave concern to local parents and provincial authorities, especially with the school summer holiday having begun with some localities short of playgrounds for children.

The provincial People’s Committee said a lack of adult supervision is one of the main causes of drowning among children.-VNA