Girl falls in Narayani river while taking selfie, drowns

Chitwan (openstreetmap)

A 19-year-old girl fell into the Narayani River while taking a selfie with her friend in Chitwan, Nepal on Sunday, February 28, 2016.

Her friend, who dived in the river in to save her, remained missing, while the 19-year-old was rescued.

Smita Gyawali of Gaindakot, Nawalparasi, was hanging out on the banks of the Narayani River with her six companions when she thought of taking a selfie with her friend Namrata Sapkota of her village, with the river in the background.

Namrata slipped off a stone and fell into the river and Smita dived to save her, while their companions were on the other side of the river.

Shyam Thapa of Bhaktapur, who runs a meat shop in Narayangadh and was strolling near the river, rescued Namrata but failed to save Smita. “I could not see where she was,” he regretted.

Source: The Himalayan Times

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