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Girl drowns, 2 brothers rescued in Poonch

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Poonch, July 31: One 12-year-old girl died and two other siblings were rescued after the trio drowned in a canal here last evening, official sources said on Friday. They said 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 Shabnam Kousser (12) while others, Hussam Din 98) and UmmarDin (6) were rescued and taken to SDH Mandi. A police officer said that while Shabnam was declared dead on arrival by the doctors at SDH, two other children were later shifted to District Hospital Poonch.

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