12-yr-old girl drowns, 2 siblings rescued in Poonch

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A 12-year-old girl drowned as her two other siblings were rescued from a canal in Poonch last evening, reported a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS).

Unnamed officials told the agency that the siblings, children of Zakir Hussian Peer, were playing near the canal at Jallian Azambad and subsequent went inside it, leading to the drowning of one of them while two others were rescued by a team of police and locals.

The victim has been identified as 12-year-old Shabnam Kousser while her siblings, 8-year-old Hussam Din and 6-year-old UmmarDin were rescued and taken to Sub District Hospital Mandi.

Station House Officer Mandi, Tilak Raj told GNS that while Shabnam was declared dead on arrival by the doctors at SDH, two other children were later shifted to District Hospital Poonch. (GNS)

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