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Monday October 02, 2023

Four children drown in pond while attempting to save friend in Khairpur

In similar incident in Tharparkar, two children, who were playing near a pond, suddenly fall into it and drown

By Web Desk
May 29, 2023
Youngsters jumping into a water pond in Hyderabad. — APP/File
Youngsters jumping into a water pond in Hyderabad. — APP/File 

In a shocking incident, at least four children, including two siblings, drowned in a pond while two others were rescued by local people in Khairpur, Sindh.

According to rescue officials, six children were playing near a fish pond when one of the children slipped into the pond in Waris Ujan village near Tando Masti Khan area of district Khairpur on Sunday.

Subsequently, all five children jumped into the water in an attempt to rescue their friend. Resultantly, three more children, including two sisters, died in the incident while two others were rescued by local people and shifted to a hospital in critical condition.

According to the police, the bodies of three children have been retrieved from the pond and a search is underway for the fourth body.

In a similar incident in Rani Vero village near Diplo Town of district Tharparkar, two children were playing near a pond when they fell into it and drowned.

Later, their bodies were fished out by the rescue official and handed over to their heirs.