SIALKOT: Two youths drowned in the Chenab river while picnicking there on Saturday. According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred near Head Marala, when Bhimber residents Irfan, 28, and Zahid, 27, were swimming in the canal and drowned in the deep water. Rescue 1122 teams reached the spot and recovered the bodies after three hours of hectic efforts. The district administration has already imposed a ban on swimming in the rivers, canals and Nullahs but local residents say the ban is not being implemented.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 4th, 2011.