Two-year-old dies in drowning accident

A child has died in a drowning incident that occurred in K. Guraidhoo on Saturday.

The body of the two-year-old girl was found floating in the water near the island's northern beach. Speaking to AVAS, the President of Guraidhoo Council, Hussain Yameen Mohamed, said the child was already dead when she was taken to the health center for treatment.

A person speaking from Guraidhoo said the child's home is located near the beach. The child's mother was feeding her at the beach and stepped inside the house for a short while. When she returned, she found the child's body in the sea, the person said.