Brother, sister duo drown in north Kashmir

Srinagar: In a tragic incident, brother-sister drowned in a in a stream at Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday.

 Mohammad Ashraf Najar, 12, son of Mohammad Iqbal Najar while trying to save his eight-year-old sister Seerat Jan slipped into the Nallah at upper reaches of Shalkote area of Rafiabad.

Ashraf tried to rescue his sister from drowning, however, both drowned, they said.

Soon after the incident, locals and police reached the spot and retrieved the body of Ashraf while searches are on to retrieve the body of another.

Superintendent Police Sopore Javid Iqbal while confirming the tragic deaths said the rescue teams have so far retrieved the body of Ashraf while efforts are on to fish out the girl’s body.

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