Three girls drowned in the northern Gaza Strip, yesterday, in an area that is designated off limits for civil defense forces due to imposed Israeli restrictions, according to officials.Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra has identified the victims as 13-year-old Riham Jumaa Rmeilat, 20-year-old Sabah Saber Rmeilat, and Jihad Jumaa Rmeilat.

Two of the girls were taken to Kamal Adwan hospital and one of them to al-Shifa hospital, where they were pronounced dead, Ma’an News Agency has reported.