The nine pupils who met their untimely death on the Weija estuary when their boat capsized have been laid to rest .
The unfortunate incident occurred on May, 10 when nine schoolchildren were traveling and got drowned at Wiaboman.
Their bodies were laid at the Bortianor Palace Park for a final farewell from friends and family
There has been a similar incident at Atigagorrne/Wayokope, on January 25, where 8 pupils drowned.
It is said that many schoolchildren living in island communities travel on water long distances to school without life jackets.