Two school girls drown while taking ‘selfie’ in Oman
October 9, 2016 | 9:26 AM
by Rejimon K / [email protected]
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Latest: Memorable selfie turns into tragedy for two teenagers in Oman

Two Sri Lankan children drowned at Ain Garziz late on Saturday evening, sources said.

One girl was studying in Indian School Salalah and the second child was studying in a private school.

The accident happened when two families went for a picnic at around 6pm.

According to sources, the girls were attempting to take "selfie" photographs when tragedy struck.

“The girls went towards the spring, slipped while taking a selfie and fell into it. Initially one girl slipped and in a bid to save herself, she caught the hands of the other and both fell down in the deep water. They were pulled out after a long struggle, rushed to the Sultan Qaboos Hospital where they were declared brought dead,” sources added.

The girl studying in Indian School Salalah has been identified as Ruwane Delsara Herath Samaraweera, while the other identified as Zainab was studying in a local private school in Salalah.

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