SHEIKHUPURA - Two minor sisters drowned into a canal when they were playing on the bank of canal in village Kala Khatai, some 58-km away from here on Monday. 

According to reports, a woman along with her two daughters, six-year-old Afshan and eight-year-old Zainab, went to the canal for washing clothes. She started washing clothes while her daughters were playing on the bank of the canal.

In the mean time both the girls fell into the canal accidentally. Their mother also jumped into the canal to rescue them but to no avail and both the girls drowned. Meanwhile, some bystanders hearing to her screams jumped into the water and fished out the dead bodies. The police launched further investigation into the incident.