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Denied a Kiss, Suitor Leaps Into Nile, Drowns

July 12, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

A 16-year-old was so heartbroken when his girlfriend refused to kiss him that he jumped into the Nile and drowned, police said.

Saber Ahmed Darwish was with his girlfriend at a club in the Nile Delta town of Benha on Tuesday when he asked her for a kiss, the officers said. The girl, also in her mid-teens, apparently replied she would not kiss him until he proposed.

Darwish threatened to jump into the river if she didn't kiss him, but she did not take him seriously.

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