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Hanoi -

The corpses of five teenagers were discovered in a sand bank near a river in Vietnam's Central Highlands, authorities said Thursday.

A fisherman notified police after seeing a hand sticking out of a sand bank in Krong Bong district, Dak Lak province, local media reported.

Authorities then found the five bodies, which were identified as children at a local boarding school who went missing three days earlier, Tran Quoc, head of the district education department said. - Sapa-dpa