THREE elementary pupils drowned on Monday after taking a swim at a river in a remote village in Butuan City in Agusan del Sur. Chief Insp. Wilfredo Cimfranca of Butuan City Police Station identified the fatalities as John Louie Legaspi, 11; Efren Convicto, 12; and his younger brother, Christian, 11, all of Barangay Maasin in Butuan City. The victims reportedly went swimming in the river along with some friends when alleged swept away by strong current. Their bodies were recovered several hours after.