HANOI - Seven Vietnamese schoolchildren drowned while swimming in the sea during a picnic near the southern business hub of Ho Chi Minh City, local police said Monday.
The school trip ended in tragedy on Sunday after the children were swept out to sea by strong waves at Can Gio beach, a coastal area on the outskirts of Vietnam's second largest city.
"The last bodies were found early Monday morning,'' a policeman in Can Gio district told AFP, without giving further details.
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