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Girl among three teens drown

By Our Correspondent
June 23, 2024
This representational image shows a person drowning. — Unsplash/File
This representational image shows a person drowning. — Unsplash/File

HARIPUR: Despite a ban on swimming and bathing in water bodies, three teenagers including a girl drowned in the limits of Khanpur tehsil here on Saturday.

The death toll from drowning incidents reached six during the last three days, hospital sources said.

Khanpur police quoted eyewitnesses as saying that a group of picnickers were bathing in Jabb waterfall when two teenagers drowned.

The locals and rescue workers fished out the bodies and shifted them to Khanpur Tehsil Headquarters Hospital where they were identified as Ahmed Raza, 18, and Wasim Shah, 19, both residents of Haripur.

In another incident, a girl namely Saira Bibi, 16, a resident of Chakri in Rawalpindi, was bathing near the Tarnawa bridge when she slipped into deep water and drowned.

Her body was also taken out by the local divers and removed to Khanpur

hospital.