News ID: 270466
Published: 1047 GMT June 22, 2020

Eight young children drown in river in Chinese city

Eight young children drown in river in Chinese city

Rescue workers search for eight missing children on the river banks in southwestern China's Chongqing Province on June 22, 2020.

Eight children drowned in a river in southwestern China after one fell in and the others jumped in to help, state media said Monday.

The children, described as elementary-school age, had gone to play at a beach on unday on the Fu River, according to state broadcaster CCTV, The Associated Press reported.

Their bodies were recovered by Monday morning.

They came from Mixin, a town near Sichuan province on the outskirts of the sprawling metropolis of Chongqing. No further details were immediately available.

Heavy rain had been forecast for the area, but it wasn’t clear if the weather was a factor.





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