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Nigerian sisters who drowned At US Beach laid to rest

By Aisha Dahuwa The funeral service of two Nigerian teenager sisters, Aisha Mohammed, 18, and Zainab Mohammed, 17, who lost their lives while swimming at…

By Aisha Dahuwa

The funeral service of two Nigerian teenager sisters, Aisha Mohammed, 18, and Zainab Mohammed, 17, who lost their lives while swimming at New York’s Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, on Friday, held at Yankasa Masjid Mosque, on Tuesday.

The siblings, originally from Nigeria but residing in the Bronx, were reported missing after they entered the water and vanished from sight.

Police say at around 8 p.m. Friday, the sisters were swimming at Stillwell & Boardwalk West on Coney Island when they disappeared.

Witnesses described a sudden rain storm that prompted most beachgoers to seek shelter, but the sisters ventured into the turbulent ocean waters despite the treacherous conditions.

A bystander attempted to intervene but was unable to swim.

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) received an emergency call for a water rescue at approximately 8:10 pm, prompting a swift response from officers and emergency responders from the aviation, harbor, and scuba units.

After an hour-long search, divers retrieved the sisters from the water, and they were transported to NYC Health and Hospitals/Coney Island, where they were pronounced deceased.

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