According some sources the girls went towards a spring and slipped while taking a selfie and fell into it. Initially one girl slipped and in a bid to save herself, she caught the hands of the other and both fell down in the deep water.
They were fished out after a long struggle and rushed to the Sultan Qaboos Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
One girl was identified as Ruwane Delsara Herath Samaraweera while the other girl was identified as Samairah. Ruwane’s father works in a Government establishment in Salalah.
According to sources, Ruwane Delsara was a promising student and a very good athlete. “She was very active and a keen participant in extracurricular activities and was equally good in her studies,” said a schoolteacher.
T R Brown, the Principal the school one girl studied at termed the accident as a great loss to the school and said the school was closed on Sunday as a mark of respect to the departed soul.
“We pray to the almighty to grant eternal solace to the departed soul and give immense strength to the members of the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss. A general condolence meeting will be held on Monday between 8am and 9am in the school auditorium,” he said. (Colombo Gazette)