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Two schoolboys drown in Zghorta Lake

Rescuers remove the bodies of the teenagers who drowned in the Bneshaai lake, Monday, June 16, 2014. (The Daily Star/Stringer)

BEIRUT: Two teenagers slipped and drowned in the Bnashii lake of Zghorta Monday, according to the National News Agency.

The two boys, Youssef Ahmad Ali, 16, and Jaafar Ahmad Risha, 14, were on a school trip when the four buses carrying grade 9 students stopped near the lake to allow the students to take photographs.

The pair lost their footing and fell into a very dangerous spot of the lake, disappearing from sight. Lebanese Red Cross and Civil Defense rescue teams searched for the boys, who were under 15 years of age, and later found their bodies in the lake.

The trip was to celebrate the end of grade 9's official exams, and the buses had come from the northern city of Tripoli.





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