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2 Gurdaspur girls drown in canal while taking selfie

Lovepreet slipped while taking a selfie and fell into the canal. Nisha tried to catch hold of her falling cousin, but she also drowned in the canal.

punjab Updated: Jul 15, 2017 08:44 IST
HT Correspondent
The victims were identified as Lovepreet (in pic) and her cousin Nisha , both residents of Sathiali village.
The victims were identified as Lovepreet (in pic) and her cousin Nisha , both residents of Sathiali village.(HT Photo)

Two girls drowned in a canal at Sathiali village in the district while they were trying to take a selfie with the rising currents of water on Friday morning.

The victims were identified as Lovepreet (18) and her cousin Nisha (17), both residents of Sathiali village under Kahnuwan police station.

The duo had gone out for a morning walk on the canal banks. The scene of the rising currents of flowing water in the canal lured Lovepreet, a BA first-year student, to go for a selfie. However, she slipped and fell into the canal. Nisha, a Class-12 student, who tried to catch hold of her falling cousin, also drowned in the canal.

A third girl, Sophia, who was with them, went back to Sathiali village and informed their families.

The Kahnuwan police rushed to the spot along with boats and divers, but could not retrieve the bodies of the two girls till the time of filing this story.