Five drown trying to rescue woman in China
18 July 2016, 20:17
Beijing - Five people drowned while attempting to rescue a woman
who was trying to commit suicide in a river in north-west
China, officials said.
The 19-year-old woman was drinking with colleagues by the river
early on Sunday when she jumped in, the government of Dunhuang city said on a
social media account.
Her workmates rescued her but she jumped in again. This time, four colleagues also drowned in a failed
attempt to save her.
A passer-by who came to the aid of the people in the water also
drowned, the report said.
Officials in the city in the province of Gansu are investigating
the incident, it added.