Mekong Delta takes action to prevent drowning incidents

The Mekong Delta has the highest rate of drowning in the country, particularly in Dong Thap province, where the number of deaths due to drowning is 10 times higher compared to that of dengue fever and hand, foot and mouth disease combined.

Over the years, though the number of children in the Mekong Delta who have drowned has fallen, the death rate remains high. To minimise the number of cases, authorities at all levels have strengthened inspections and carried out a number of measures. 

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