Ninth grade student awarded for saving two persons from drowning

Ninth grade student Nguyen Duc Quyen is honored with a bravery award for saving two youth from drowing (Photo: SGGP)

A ninth grade student in the central province of Ha Tinh has been honored with a bravery award for saving two youth from drowning in the floods, informed Nguyen Xuan Hung, Secretary of the Communist Youth Union in Ha Tinh Province on November 13.

Ninth grade student Nguyen Duc Quyen from Song Hoanh Village in Thach Vinh Commune is a student at the Luu Vinh Bac Son Junior High School.

He was given a ‘Tuoi Tre Dung Cam’ (Brave Youth) medal by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union for saving two youth from drowning in the floods.

On the way to school on October 16, Quyen heard a cry for help. He plunged into the turbulent floodwaters to rescue a drowning fifth grade student named Tu Van Dung who was being swept away by the water.

On the same day, he once again saved another fourth grade student named Nguyen Van Tu when his sister shouted that there was a person who was being swept away by floodwaters.

Earlier, he had also been given a certificate of merit for his brave act and more than VND2 million (US$94) by the Chairman of the People’s Committee, the Department of Education and Training, and the Communist Youth Union in Ha Tinh Province.

By Duong Quang - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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