The unfortunate incident occurred on Wednesday around 2:00 p.m.
Alphonsine Mukangenzi, the Vice Mayor of Ruhango District in Charge of Social Affairs said that the children had been sent by their parents to cut grass to feed livestock when the drowning incident took place.
She further revealed that their bodies were promptly retrieved from the river. The children were laid to rest on Thursday.
Mukangenzi extended her heartfelt condolences to the grieving families, urging parents to exercise utmost vigilance in monitoring the whereabouts of their children to prevent similar tragic incidents from occurring in the future.
She emphasized the importance of keeping children away from hazardous areas and ensuring their safety at all times.