River victims

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Nine people who died on Saturday after being swept out of their rafts on a stretch of Swiss river closed to boats were identified by police yesterday as eight Germans and an Austrian, AP reports from Chur, Switzerland. Three of the 26-member group remain in hospital.

Investigators yesterday questioned the group's leader, described only as a woman from near Munich, as part of a negligent homicide probe. The three-boat party apparently ignored several signs indicating the boating ban and were caught in a water swirl on the rain-swollen Inn near Scuol in eastern Switzerland.