13-month old infant drowns in kindergarten bathroom


A 13-month old child died in her kindergarten bathroom at 4pm on Nov 17 after she fell into a 25-liter bucket of water, suspected to have been caused by negligence on the part of the school   nursemaids. 


13-month old Nguyen Lam Ngan Khanh came from Rach Gia City of   the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.


According to Nguyen Thi Bach Tuyet, principle of the kindergarten, after giving Khanh a bath, Tran Thi Thuy Dung, her main nurse at the Childcare center of Hanh Phuoc private primary school, handed the child to a substitute nurse Do Thi Nhung and nursemaid Huynh Thi Thao.


Both the two nurses had begun working in the school for only a short time, one for just a month and the other for only 4 months.


They turned their attention away from Khanh for about 7 – 10 minutes and when they looked they found that Khanh had drowned in the bucket of water.


The Rach Gia police are now conducting a full enquiry and investigation into cause of the child’s death.

SGGP- Translated by Tri Dan

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