Native officers mentioned 150 college students from an Islamic junior highschool have been taking part within the cleanup Friday alongside the banks of the Cileueur river financial institution when 21 of them slipped into the water.
“The climate was good and there was no flash flood,” mentioned Deden Ridwansyah, chief of the Bandung Search and Rescue Workplace. “These youngsters who drowned have been holding every others’ arms. One in every of them slipped and the others adopted,” Ridwansyah mentioned.
Close by residents and a rescue group managed to avoid wasting 10 of the scholars, who have been despatched to a close-by hospital.
Rescuers used massive orange inflatable rafts to seek for victims and all college students have been accounted for when the search ended Friday night time.
The scholars apparently weren’t carrying flotation units. Some studies mentioned they have been making an attempt to cross the river, which is common for rafting and interior tubing, after they fell in.
Rains trigger frequent landslides and flash floods in Indonesia, the place thousands and thousands of individuals reside in mountainous areas or close to flood plains.
In February 2020, a flash flood killed no less than six college students who drowned in a river in Sleman district of Yogyakarta province.