23 Nov 2009

Four children drown in French Polynesia

11:33 am on 23 November 2009

Four children have drowned in French Polynesia after being swept away in a stormwater drain.

The accident happened following heavy rain in Faa'a on Tahiti where the four - aged between seven and 15 - were playing when they fell into the drain that wasn't covered.

Their bodies were found about a 100 metres away in a river.

An inquiry has been opened into the accident.