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Two girls drown in quarry pond; one missing

IN a tragic incident, two teenage girls drowned and another girl went missing in a disused quarry in Pallickal police station limits near Kilimanoor on Sunday evening.

Published: 02nd April 2018 05:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd April 2018 05:11 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a tragic incident, two teenage girls drowned and another girl went missing in a disused quarry in Pallickal police station limits near Kilimanoor on Sunday evening. The Pallickal police identified the deceased as Juhana, 18, and Shihana, 15. Sainaba, 14, is missing. They were natives of Pallickal. The bodies of Juhana and Shihana were recovered by the Fire and Rescue Services personnel who rushed to the spot from Attingal. A search operation is on to trace Sainaba.

According to the police, the incident took place around 5.30 pm at Moonamvila near Pallickal when five girls - who are relatives - ventured into the water for a swim. When three of the girls waded in, they lost their footing and apparently drowned. The police said all the girls had come to an Umrah function organised at a house near the quarry. After attending the function, the girls decided to swim in the water-filled quarry owned by one Kannan. They were unaware the pond was deep and nobody in the locality restrained them from going. The bodies have been shifted to the morgue of the Medical College Hospital.

Danger zones

Two months back, a seven-year-old and her 65-year-old grandmother drowned in a quarry pond

In September 2017, three youths drowned in a quarry pond at Perumbavoor. All the three were relatives from Kalamassery

A 17-year-old Plus Two student drowned in a quarry pond near the Pathanapuram temple at Kudavoor near
Navaikulam in March 2016

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