Two Sri Lankan girls drown in Oman

The deceased

Two Sri Lankan children in Oman drowned when they attempted to take a ‘selfie’ during their picnic with families on the evening of Sunday, October 9th, 2016.

The girls drowned at Ain Garziz late on Saturday evening, after the two families went for a picnic at around 6pm.

According to sources, the girls were attempting to take selfies when the tragedy struck.

“The girls went towards the spring, slipped while taking a selfie and fell into it. Initially one girl slipped and in a bid to save herself, she caught the hands of the other and both fell down in the deep water. They were pulled out after a long struggle, rushed to the Sultan Qaboos Hospital where they were declared brought dead,” Khaleej Times reported quoting sources.

The girls were identified as Ruwanee Delsara Herath Samaraweera, and Zainab.

Source: Khaleej Times

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