Jakarta, Oct 16: Eleven college students drowned whereas ten others had been rescued throughout a college journey for a river cleanup in Indonesia’s West Java province, authorities stated on Saturday.
In accordance with stories, 150 college students from an Islamic junior highschool had been trekking alongside the financial institution of the Cileueur river in Ciamis throughout the extracurricular train when 21 college students slipped into the water.
“The climate was good and there was no flash flood,” chief of the Bandung Search and Rescue Workplace, Deden Ridwansyah stated.
“These kids who drowned had been holding every others’ palms. One in all them slipped and the others adopted,” Ridwansyah stated.
College students not sporting flotation units
Some stories stated the scholars, aged between 12 and 15 years, had been attempting to cross the river when the accident befell.
A number of academics had been additionally injured whereas attempting to rescue the pupils.
“Search groups discovered the entire victims downstream,” district chief Herdiat Sunarya stated.
The scholars had been reportedly not sporting private flotation units.
Giant orange inflatable rafts had been utilized by the rescuers to look for many who had drowned.
All college students had been accounted for when the search operation ended on Friday evening.