11 schoolchildren drown in Indonesia

Law enforcers are investigating the causes of the incident

About 150 students from one of the local schools held an event by the river. By negligence, 21 children began to drown.

In the Indonesian province of West Java, 11 schoolchildren have drowned. On Saturday, October 16, reports Xinhua with reference to the official representative of the search and rescue service of the region Seni Woolandari.

On Friday, about 150 students from one of the local schools held an event by the river, she said. By negligence, 21 children began to drown.

Rescuers later found the bodies of 11 dead. The rest of the children were saved, but two of them were injured and were taken to the hospital.

According to Vulandari, the relevant authorities are investigating the causes of the incident and establishing whether there are any missing persons.

Recall that in China, at the dam of the Fujiang River, seven schoolchildren tried unsuccessfully to help a friend who fell into the water. As a result all eight children drowned.

It was also reported that in the Kirovograd region in the village of Korotyak in a local pond two friends drowned – seven- and eight-year-old girls.

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