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Four children drowned in Central China


10:56, January 08, 2013

ZHENGZHOU, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Four primary school students were found dead in a brook on the way to their school on Monday in Guangshan County, central China's Henan Province.

The county government on Tuesday confirmed that the four were from Tiandeng Elementary School in the county and were found drowned in a brook two kilometers away from the school.

According to sources at the school, teachers contacted the children's parents after finding them absent for the afternoon courses at 2:10 p.m.

The parents joined school staff to search along the students' way to school and found their bodies at 3:30 p.m.

Local authorities are still investigating the case.

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