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Minor girl drowns to death in Budgam, youth drowns in Sindh nalla

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Srinagar: A 3-year-old girl died after drowning in a stream in her native village at Thez Wudder area in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

According to news agency GNS, the girl Arifa, daughter of Showkat Ahmad Najar, had gone to take bath at Gard Henz Koul and drowned in the stream.

The minor girl was taken out from the stream and immediately evacuated to a nearby hospital, however the doctors there declared her as brought dead on arrival.

A police official concerned confirming the incident said that the body would be handed over to the family after necessary medico-legal formalities.

In a separate incident, a 20-year-old youth drowned in Nallah Sindh in Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Sunday afternoon.

Suhail Ahmad Mir, son Nazir Ahmad Mir, a resident of Najwan Kangan had gone to take bath in the stream near Preng Kangan.

Officials said a search operation by a SDRF team assisted by police and locals has been launched to retrieve the drowned boy’s body.

Pertinently there have been many such incidents of drowning in the stream in past.

The locals have been demanding the administration to impose ban on swimming and bathing in Nallah Sindh in Ganderbal district to avoid such mishaps.

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