Four girls drown in Lumbini
May 22, 2018-Four girls, aged below 14, drowned in a pond at Lumbini Sanskritik Municipality-11, Rupandehi, on Monday.
Police identified the deceased as Momida Khatun (9), Abida Khatun, Sahima Khatun (both 10) and Sadiya Kahatun (14). The victims were from Masina settlement in Lumbini Sanskritik-11. Police said Momida and Abida were cousins.
Superintendent of Police Shyam Gyawali, saidthe victims drowned in Naukhaniya pond at Gaddihawa. Naukhaniya is a natural pond in the area that is around one kilometre away from the settlement. The incident happened when the victims were swimming in the pond.
Lumbini Sanskritik-11 Ward Chairman Akaramaddin Khan said residents informed police immediately after they came to know about the incident. The girls had died by the time police reached the site for rescue.
Published: 22-05-2018 08:21