TOBA TEK SINGH/JHANG - As many as 19 people, including 14 children and four women, drowned when their tractor-trailer fell into Katchi Pakki Canal near Pirmahal on Friday.
Reportedly, about 45 persons of Chak 412-JB were returning from Chak 771-GB after attending the Urs of Baba Bari Sultan. When they reached near Chak 695/37 on Shorkot Road, their tractor-trailer collided with another tractor and fell into a canal . Male passengers succeeded in coming out of the canal . However, 14 children, the driver and four women drowned.
On receiving information, Rescue 1122 officials of Jhang and Toba Tek Singh reached the spot and started conducting an operation to save precious lives.