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KUALA LUMPUR - Eight schoolchildren drowned in the Muar River in Malaysia's southern Johor state, police said Sunday, in what officials described as a ''shocking'' and rare tragedy. 

The drownings occured on Friday after the boys, aged between 13 to 16 years, went jogging along the river bank in Segamat district, local police chief Mohamad Kamil Sukarmi told AFP.

Three bodies were retrieved on Friday while the remaining five were pulled out late Saturday, he added.

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