KHABAROVSK, November 23 (Itar-Tass) — The bodies of two children who went missing on Wednesday in the settlement of Konstantinovka in Russia’s Khabarovsk region were retrieved from the Amur River on Friday, sources from the regional civil protection department have told Tass.
A group of five schoolchildren went on Wednesday sledding from a steep bank of the river. Two children – an 11-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy – fell through the ice. The other children tried to pull them out with the help of tree branches. They cried for help but none could hear them as the children were at a distance from the settlement.
Local residents and EMERCOM rescuers have conducted the search since Wednesday.