Srinagar Update: Two girls hospitalized for breathing issues lose battle for life


Srinagar: Two minor girls who were shifted to hospital after they drowned in stagnant waters at Zewan area of Srinagar, breathed their last at the hospital, police said.

The deceased had drowned in stagnant waters near stone quarries at Zewan area of Srinagar along with three other girls. Though police rescued all five, there were alright and two developed breathing issues who were shifted to Sub District Hospital Pampore, where they breathed their last.

“Yes two girls who were shifted to SDH Pampore passed away,” Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Pantha Chowk Sajad Bukhari told (KNO)

Police identified the deceased girls as Rounak 16, and Rutba 14. Bodies of the two deceased girls are being handed over to their families in Zewan after performing medico-legal formalities.

Earlier, eye-witnesses had told news agency KNO that many children including girls were playing on the eve of Eid and at least five of them slipped into the stagnant rainwater near stone quarries at Zewan. Locals informed police and later carried out joint rescue operation. Three were rescued immediately and were alright but two developed breathing issues and were shifted to SDH Pampore—

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