Sopore: Two minor siblings drowned in the river Jhelum near the historic Jamia Masjid at Sopore, Baramulla, on Thursday.
Falak Majeed (8) and Rashid Majeed (12), children of Abdul Majeed Sheikh of Sheikh Mohalla Shahabad, Sopore, drowned about an hour after they left their home.
Falak was washing her feet when she slipped into the river and drowned, their grandfather said.
Rashid took one of the boats anchored at the bank in a bid to save his sister, but it capsized and he too drowned, he added.
The family soon started a search for the bodies, with the police also joining in their efforts later.
However, the bodies were yet to be traced till the last reports came in.