Rawalpindi - Three students of different schools drowned while swimming in two different areas, sources said here yesterday.

The victims have been identified as Ali Raza and Sartaj Malik, both were class fellows and studying in 8th grade and living at Liaquat Colony, and Umar Butt, a matric class student of Gujar Khan.

According to sources, after ending the classes, a group of four students went to water tank of Al-Harram City to take a dip. While swimming, Ali and Sartaj started drowning and died while two others managed to come out of the water tank. The incident took place within limits of Police Station Saddar Bairooni, sources added. In the second incident, another class 10th student namely Umar, hails from Hayat Sir Road, went to Ooga Hoon Dam for swimming. During swimming, sources said, Umar drowned in water and died.  Later, the district administration called divers from Mangla who pulled out the dead body from the dam. and handed over it to the heirs for burial. Police mentioned the happening of incident in daily crime register and started investigation.