RAHIM YAR KHAN - Three children drowned while another was rescued alive when their father threw them into Abbasia Canal here at Moza Tahalwari on Sunday. It is said that Mukhtar Ahmed threw four of his kids namely Haider (6), Humaira (5), Haroon (4) and Ayesha (8) into the canal near Chowk Pathanistan. On getting information, Rescue 1122 team rushed to the spot and after three hours operation, recovered bodies of three kids. Ayesha, however, was found alive. Talking to the newsmen, PRO Zahoor Ahmed said the rescuers worked continuously for three hours to search the drowned children. He stated the cause behind the incident might be the poverty. Meanwhile, police have registered a case against the accused on the report of Farooq Ahmed, uncle of the deceased kids.