RAHIM YAR KHAN: Two children drowned in River Indus while swimming on Tuesday.
Rescue officials told Express News that in a bid to get respite from the scorching heat, 10-year-old Erum and 13-year-old Atif, residents of Hazoor Baksh Village, were swimming near Patan Rahowari in River Indus. However, both children lost their balance and drowned in the water.
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After the incident, family members of the victims and rescue officials reached the spot and initiated a search operation to recover their bodies.
After hours long hectic efforts, the rescuers managed to recover Erum’s body from the water while a search operation to retrieve Atif’s body is under way.
Earlier, a teenage boy died after being dared by his peers to jump in River Jhelum.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 30th, 2018.