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Monday, June 7, 2010

12 Children Die in Ceremony to Ward-Off Bad Luck

Twelve Indonesian children were killed when a suspension bridge on which they were standing collapsed. The children were attending a traditional ceremonial ritual meant to ward-off bad luck in the rural village of Aceh. In all, 37 children fell into the river below, but 25 were rescued; strong currents swept the remaining 12 away. All of the deceased were under 12.

The village had decided to perform the ritual after a measles outbreak.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

1 comment:

  1. That is really bad, shame that so many died. I am sure that good things will come from this