The incident in Indonesia’s West Cava province shocked the country. 11 students who participated in the river clean-up efforts drowned. Authorities said the children who fell into the water could not be rescued because they were holding hands.
A school trip in Indonesia turned into a disaster yesterday. Local authorities announced that 150 middle school students were participating in cleanup efforts in the state’s Cileueur River.
21 CHILDREN FELL INTO THE RIVER, 11 OF THEM LOST THEIR LIVES
Meanwhile, it was reported that 21 of the children fell into the water, 10 of them were taken out of the water and taken to the hospital with the efforts of the people around and rescue teams, and unfortunately 11 students drowned.
Bandung Search and Rescue Office Chief Deden Ridwansyah stated that the weather was fine and there was no danger of flooding on the day of the incident, and that the children who fell into the water could not be rescued because they were holding hands.