Two teenage girls die in drowning incident

SRINAGAR: Five minor girls drowned in a pond near the stone quarry at Zewan area of Srinagar of which two developed breathing issue and passed away at a hospital later.

Two teenage girls die in a drowning incident

Police sources told news agency KNO that the girls were playing near a pond adjacent to the stone quarry at Zewan area of Srinagar. “All of a sudden, they slipped into the pond where over the years, rainwater has accumulated. Soon, a rescue operation by the locals and police was started after which three were immediately pulled out of the water and after some time two more girls also,” they said.

Two girls developed breathing issue and were shifted to Sub District Hospital Pampore for treatment, where they were declared dead by the doctors.

A police officer also confirmed that two of the five girls breathed their last at the hospital. “The death of girls is unfortunate,” he said. A pall of gloom descended on the families of two deceased girls at Zewan as it was only the second day of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival. The deceased girls were identified as Rutba and Rounak, aged 16 and 14 respectively.

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