Siblings drown in Dal Lake
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Aug 9: A brother-sister duo was drowned in Dal Lake while swimming in it near Rainawari area here on Thursday.
Police identified the victims as Asif Ali (6) and his sister Sakina (4) of Meerbehri Mohalla Rainawari.
The siblings, police said had gone to swim in Dal Lake, near Kanikat area after finishing their lunch at home.
Police said that Asif and Sakina were swimming at ease. “After swimming for a long time they came back and took rest on nearby lake banks,” officials of Police Station Rainawari said.
“After some time, Sakina jumped into the lake again and started screaming. Asif jumped into the lake but he could not save her and was also drowned,” they added.
As the news about the incident spread, the locals thronged the spot. Police launched a search operation and recovered the bodies.
A pal of gloom descended the area as soon as the bodies reached there. Women started wailing while the mother of the siblings fell unconscious and was rushed to hospital.
Police records maintain that in last week of July, two people, including a teenager, were drowned in Dal lake and river Jhelum.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 9 Aug 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 9 Aug 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:00:00 IST
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