Local media reports say Qatari jumped in to save her Omani friend but both drowned

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Published: 15:56 October 6, 2016Gulf News

Staff Report
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Muscat: Two Qatar University students — an Omani and a Qatari — died on Tuesday after drowning in a swimming pool attached to the university’s dormitory for female students, according to the university’s Twitter account.

The Omani student identified as Reem Al Kalbani, 19, was found dead in the pool with her Qatari friend, Noora Al Hidous.

Qatari media reports said that Al Hindous was trying to save Al Kalbani when she drowned, too.

Authorities took the bodies of the two students to conduct autopsies. The university said that it is following up with the authorities regarding the incident and investigation is under way.