Swimming unattended: Youth drowns in Korang stream

Four-year-old boy’s body recovered in Pindi.


Our Correspondent July 14, 2015
Four-year-old boy’s body recovered in Pindi. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: A teenage boy drowned in the Korang stream in the outskirts of the capital on Tuesday, said a police official.

The boy was identified as Nadir Khan, 17, who went for a swim in the stream, said Anees Akbar, the investigation officer of the case which occurred in the jurisdiction of Khanna Police Station.

Some fishermen spotted Khan and called Rescue 1122 officials but unfortunately he drowned before he could be helped.

The body was taken out of the water and shifted to a local hospital.

The investigation officer said at around 10:30am, the boy went for a swim alone.

The police said Khan was a resident of Sohan and his body was handed over to the family after a postmortem was conducted at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences.

Body found

In a separate incident, police recovered body of a four-year-old boy who went missing during recent rains in Dhoke Ratta area, said a police official.

The boy was identified as Haider Ali, who went missing from Chowki Mohala during the recent heavy rains which claimed six lives.

The body was spotted by a passerby.

A rescue team reached the spot and shifted the body to a local hospital.

The body was handed over to Ali’s family after a postmortem was conducted at the District Headquarters Hospital.

Ratta Amral SHO Malik Afzal confirmed recovering the body. He said the police had yet to determine whether Ali died due to flooding because of the rains or somebody pushed him in the stream.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2015.

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