Six African teenagers who competed in the international robotics competition in Washington, D.C. this week have vanished, and two of the teens were seen crossing into Canada, D.C. police say.
The members of the robotics team from the eastern African country of Burundi, who are 16, 17 and 18, disappeared Tuesday after they took part in the FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition.
Police say they have no indication of foul play in their disappearance. Organizers of the contest say it appears they chose to leave. The international robotics competition recieved national attention when the plight of the Afghan team’s difficulties in getting visa became known. Read more at NBC.