How could this have happened?
My prayers for them all.....
UPDATE - Thursday Oct 29 2009
The bodies of the 2 missing girls have been found.
M. Devatharshini’s body was found by a search and rescue team from Rela at about 11.30pm on Wednesday (Oct 28) , the body of V. Divyashree, 12, was recovered at about 9.25am the following day (Oct 29) by a team from the army.
My heartfelt condolences to the families of the three children who perished in the tragedy.
19 alive, one died and 2 missing.
Please God...let them be ok.
ORIGINAL POSTING :
Twenty two pupils, aged between 10 and 12, were believed to have drowned after they were swept away by strong currents when they fell into the Kampar river in Perak (Monday) last night. As of 5am this morning, none of them have been found.
They were among 298 other pupils who were part of a four-day motivational programme comprising 60 schools from the Kinta Selatan district.
The children were in the midst of crossing a 30m hanging bridge, to get across Sungai Kampar, when the bridge suddenly collapsed.
Thirty of the pupils were crossing the bridge when it gave way and 22 of them plunged into the river, while the rest managed to escape to safety.