6 teenagers died in C China drowning accident

Updated: 2013-06-24 14:32


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WUHAN - The death toll of a drowning accident in Central China's Hubei province rose to six after another body was found on Sunday night, local authorities said Monday.

The sixth body was found at about 10 pm in the Juzhang River in Lianghe township, Dangyang city, according to the Dangyang municipal government.

The six victims were all junior high school graduates from Lianghe Township Middle School.

Four students drowned when swimming in the river. The other two tried to help but also drowned, one of whom was swept away.