The location of two children is still unknown after the boat they were using to cross a river capsized  
Occurred in Kau, Kenya on October 28, 2017, at 9:00 AM
Reported by anonymous via SMS on October 28, 2017, at 1:20 PM in Semikaro, Kenya
Also heard by 2 other(s)

This rumour is confirmed true and is of medium priority – here's why:
Due to the heavy rains in the past few days the water levels of the Tana River have increased rapidly. Three schoolchildren were crossing the river to attend madrasa and unfortunately the boat they were using capsized. One of the three was able to swim across the river but the other two drowned and the search for their bodies is still continuing. Efforts to get quick help from divers were not successful as most divers are located in Lamu County.

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Location Reported by Via Date
Semikaro, Kenya anonymous SMS 28-Oct-2017 @ 1:20 PM
Ozi, Kenya anonymous Voice / telephone 28-Oct-2017 @ 11:55 AM
Kipini, Kenya anonymous SMS 28-Oct-2017 @ 10:20 AM

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