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Two 12-year-old girls drown in Savyon pool

Rescue forces unable to save girls who were pulled out of the water unconscious by grandmother

Yifa Yaakov is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Police and rescue forces are seen outside the house where a two 12-year-old girls drowned to death in a private swimming pool at a home in Savyon on June 3, 2014. (photo credit: Gideon Markowicz/Flash90)
Police and rescue forces are seen outside the house where a two 12-year-old girls drowned to death in a private swimming pool at a home in Savyon on June 3, 2014. (photo credit: Gideon Markowicz/Flash90)

Two twelve-year-old girls died on Tuesday afternoon after drowning in a swimming pool in Savyon, in central Israel.

The two friends were visiting the grandmother of one of them when they decided to swim in the private pool located in the backyard of the house.

However, while they were in the pool, they drowned. They were pulled out by their grandmother after they had already lost consciousness.

The grandmother tried to resuscitate the girls while waiting for a medical team to arrive, but couldn’t revive them.

Police and rescue forces are seen outside the house where a two 12-year-old girls drowned to death in a private swimming pool at a home in Savyon on June 3, 2014. (photo credit: Gideon Markowicz/Flash90)
Police and rescue forces are seen outside the house where a two 12-year-old girls drowned to death in a private swimming pool at a home in Savyon on June 3, 2014. (photo credit: Gideon Markowicz/Flash90)

Emergency rescue forces rushed to the scene, but were unable to save the two girls and they were pronounced dead at the scene.

Hebrew media reported late Tuesday the two may have been electrified by a pool cleaning robot.

Police were investigating the incident.

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