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Two Senegalese boys drown in Italian lake

Two 10-year-old cousins from Senegal drowned in a lake in northwest Italy as they tried to retrieve a football, the daily Corriere di Novara reported.

Published: 26th June 2017 07:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2017 07:39 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

ROME: Two 10-year-old cousins from Senegal drowned in a lake in northwest Italy as they tried to retrieve a football, the daily Corriere di Novara reported.

The tragedy happened around 4 p.m. on Sunday at Lago di Orta near the city of Novara in the Piedmont region when the two boys got into difficulty as they tried to return to the shore.

A swimmer managed to pull one boy from the water but firemen were unable to revive him. Frogmen recovered the second boy's body from the bed of the lake at a depth of 10 metres. 
 

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