Japanese police have officially confirmed the identities of the two Vietnamese who drowned in a beach accident and recovered from the coast of Hamamatsu city, Shizuoka prefecture on August 18.

The unfortunate are 22-year-old Bui Ngoc Diep, a student living in Tokyo, and 21-year-old Do Thi Viet Trinh, a company worker residing in Nagoya city. Their fingerprints coincide with the samples registered at the time of their arrival in Japan , the police said.

The two were among a group of seven Vietnamese young people who were swept away by high waves while swimming in a forbidden sea area in the coastal city on August 15. Four of them fortunately escaped alive, while one was rescued but later died at hospital and Diep and Trinh went missing. Their bodies were found on August 18.-VNA