Man, niece drown in Indus River

Man, niece drown in Indus River

APP June 24, 2024
In light of increasing water levels in Indus River, authorities in Bhakkar ready their defences in case of potential flooding. Photo: Express


A man and his niece drowned while swimming in the Indus River near Hussainabad embankment on Sunday.

Police said four persons of a family belonging to Karachi had drowned in the river but two of them were rescued by the local divers. However, the police added, 55 years old Yaqoob Ahmed and his nine-year-old niece Maryam were pulled out dead from the river.

The family lived in Korangi, Karachi, and they were visiting their relatives in Hussainabad.

They had gone to the embankment to enjoy a picnic and were wading in the shallow waters when suddenly a current swept them away.

The bodies were handed over to the family after legal formalities.


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