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Nitisha Negi's body to reach Delhi today

New Delhi: The body of 15-year-old footballer, Nitisha Negi, is scheduled to land in the national Capital on Saturday.
Nitisha's uncle Balbir Singh confirmed the news to Millennium Post saying, "We have received a call from External Affairs Ministry office that Nitisha's body would be flown to India around 3 pm on Saturday."
Earlier, the family of the deceased had approached External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj office requesting to speed up the process for the return of the dead body from Australia.
Nitisha was one of the five Indian footballers who were swept away by a huge wave on Sunday at the Glenelg beach in Adelaide, Australia when they ventured out into the sea waters after the completion of the games.
While four of the five girls were rescued by local surf lifesavers on Sunday, Nitisha Negi was found dead after resumption of the search operation.
Five Indian girls were in Australia to take part in the Pacific School Games.
It is reported that their football coach took the players from the team, including the deceased, to the beach in Glenelg after the Games concluded on Sunday evening.
Of them, five girls had gone down into the water. The girls were swept away by the wave when they ventured deep inside but Nistiha could not be rescued and later her body was found.
The family is in a state of shock after the tragic death of young Nitisha.
The incident has also highlighted the security lapses on the part of the accompanying staff as the girl ventured deep in the water and could not make it to the beach after a wave swept them away.
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