3 girls fall into river while taking selfie, one missing, two rescued

Kollam: A girl went missing after falling into a river at Pathanapuram here on Saturday. It is learnt that the girl and two of her friends fell into the river while taking a selfie on a mobile phone and were swept away by the strong currents.

The girl who went missing is identified as a native of Koodal in Pathanamthitta.

The incident took place around Saturday noon. The girls reached the river while visiting a friend’s house. After having lunch, the trio headed to the river to spend some quality time there. The trio reportedly fell into the river while taking a selfie. The locals in the area rushed to the spot and managed to rescue two of the girls.

The locals and fire force personnel have been searching for the third girl who went missing.

It is reported that the girl fell into a deep area of the river. The natives informed that the river was in spate due to the heavy rains in the last few days.

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