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Selfie claims life of tourist

July 27, 2021

MANSEHRA: Another tourist from Rawalpindi fell into Kunhar River and drowned instantly while he was taking a selfie on Monday.

“The district administration has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC to keep away tourists from Kunhar River but another visitor fell prey to the snowy water of this tiver,” Station House Officer (SHO) Asim Bukhari told reporters on Monday. Mohammad Zakir, who according to eyewitnesses, was taking a selfie when he lost balance, suddenly slipped into the Kunhar River near Hassa area and drowned.

The Rescue 1122 divers subsequently fished out his body from downstream near the Shakai area. The police handed over the body to the family of the victim who moved it to Rawalpindi through an ambulance. “We cannot deploy the police personnel everywhere along the Kunhar River and tourists should follow guidelines issued by the administration to avoid approaching water,” said the SHO.