Eleven Indonesian Boy Scouts drowned, two children in critical condition

At least eleven Boy Scouts from 13 to 15 years old were killed on a river trip in Indonesia. Two other teenagers are in critical condition and are being treated in a hospital.

During the walk and cleanup of some 150 members of an Islamic scouting group along the Cileuleur River, 21 went into the water. Locals managed to put ten of them to safety, said an emergency services spokesperson in Bandung, a city southeast of the capital Jakarta.

What exactly happened is still being investigated. Authorities had issued a warning. In any case, during the rainy season, which starts late in November, children are not allowed to take trips along rivers. Ten Boy Scouts died last year when they were swept up by rapidly rising water.