Students rescued in Chiba after boats capsize



Chiba (Japan): Some 35 senior high school students were rescued today morning after the boats in which they were rowing capsized on a river in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, police said.

Six of them were hospitalised with non-life-threatening injuries, they said. Strong winds apparently caused several boats to capsize on the Kurobe River in the northeastern part of the prefecture, with some 15 students temporarily going missing, they said.

The students, members of boat clubs of some 10 senior high schools, were participating in a training camp, Kyodo news reported.

PTI (Kyodo)