Mon, 03 Jan 2000

Two students missing in river

YOGYAKARTA: Two elementary school students from Krinjing village in Bantul went missing along the Oya river on Friday.

The search, conducted until Saturday, did not find any traces of the two boys, who are identified as Iswanto, 10, and Rudi Ismawan, 10.

A witness said the students fell into the river when they were fishing, a common activity to kill time during the fasting month of Ramadhan.

"The lads suddenly slipped and fell into the treacherous water. The were carried away by the flow," Parjiyo was quoted by Antara as saying.

Parjiyo said local residents tried to search for the boys, who were seen often playing together. (jun)