Two minor girls drown after car plunges into canal

June 16th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, June 16 (IANS) Two minor girls drowned after the car in which they were travelling with their parents fell into a canal near Ghaziabad Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Police officer Kamal Singh said a family of five, including three children, was travelling in their Maruti car alongside the Masoori canal when their car plunged into the canal after the driver lost control after a tyre burst.

On hearing their cries, people rushed to their help and saved the couple, Mohammed Zakir and Shameem Bano, and their eight-month-old child named Isha.

“The locals braved the deep waters and saved the couple and their infant daughter. But their two daughters, Nisha (6) and Muskan (8), died due to drowning,” the police official said.

Police recovered the two bodies later and handed them over to the bereaving parents.

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