GIA LAI (Vietnam News/Asia News Network): In Chu Puh District of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, rescue teams successfully saved four children caught in turbulent waters due to an unexpected flood.
Le Quang Thai, chairman of Chu Puh District's People's Committee, said the flash flood engulfed the area around 3.30pm on Monday as the children were guiding cattle across the Thac 2 stream in Thuy Phu Hamlet, Ia Blu Commune.
The surge in water levels, triggered by heavy rainfall upstream, left the children marooned mid-stream. One child was carried away by the swift current but was fortunately rescued by locals.
The remaining three found refuge on a rocky ledge in the stream to escape the rapid waters.
Upon being alerted, local officials and rescue teams from both the province and district worked to aid the children. Within two hours, all were safely returned to dry land.