Students Cross River in Plastic Bags For School


Education is one of the major tools in one’s life and this has been proved by a Vietnamese boy who has crossed the Nam Ma River in Vietnam by wrapping himself into a plastic bag in order to reach school dry.

Fathers have been forced to put their children in plastic bags and drag them across a flooded river so they can go to school.

It has been reported that about 50 children from the Huoi Hai Village in north-west Vietnam have to cross the Nam Ma River to get to school every day. The students generally rely on a makeshift bamboo raft which their dads pull across the river.

But due to the increasing level of water due to heavy rains, it becomes difficult for the students to cross the River due to the fast rapids and therefore the father decided to put their children into large plastic bags and carry them across the dangerous stream.

But the local community chief found the solution deemed too dangerous.

Chairman of the Na Sang Commune, Vang A Po said that they have warned local residents of latent risks to travel through the stream by plastic bags but the swift-flowing water can also sweep rafts away, so they have to choose this way.

It was also informed that earlier, a local was injured in a capsized raft here.

Moreover, head of the Huoi Ha Village, Vo Giong said that the river is very dangerous and that he hopes that the state will invest in suspension on bridges soon for people to travel more conveniently.

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