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Two Sri Lankan Girls drowned while taking selfie in Oman

Two Sri Lankan children in Oman have drowned when they attempted to take a 'selfie' while having a picnic with their families, a Times of Oman report said.

The two girls drowned at Ain Garziz late on Saturday evening, when the two families went for a picnic at around 6pm. According to sources, the girls were attempting to take "selfie" photographs when tragedy struck.

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

"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," Times of Oman reported quoting sources.

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