Khajura, May 24
Two girls died after drowning in the Rapti river in Banke.
They breathed their last at Sidhaniyaghat at Duduwa rural municipality-4 on Tuesday evening. The deceased have been identified as Sharada Chaudhary and Sarita Chaudhary.
A group of six persons, including the two girls, had reached the riverbank for picnic purposes, said a spokesperson of the District Police Office, Banke, DSP Ram Prasad Gharti Magar. The two then drowned while swimming in the river.
Magar said investigations are ongoing.