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Search continues for one of two girls drowned in the Po

Witnesses say the cousins were sucked under by whirlpool

01 July, 12:03
Search continues for one of two girls drowned in the Po (ANSA) - Pavia, July 1 - The search continued on Monday morning for the body of an Albanian girl who vanished in the River Po on Sunday.

Witnesses said that the girl and her cousin, aged 10 and 11, were sucked into a whirlpool as they played together by the Po in a rural area about 80 km southeast of Milan.

A relative's efforts to pull them out was fruitless, and emergency services called.

The body of one of the girls was found at a little before 20:00 on Sunday evening.

Firemen and a diving unit are conducting the ongoing search for the other.

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