RAHIM YAR KHAN

Four children drowned while another injured when a car plunged into a canal near Head Malkani area of Tehsil Liaqatpur, some 110-km away from here on Thursday.

According to police sources, the family of Sagheer Abbas, a resident of Tibbi Syedian was going to attend a function with his wife Farazana and children Sidra,13, Afshan 11, Iqra, 6, Laiba 4 and Oan Muhammad in a car (BRA-1054) on the bank of canal Fatehpur branch. In the meanwhile, he lost the way and Sagheer had to take a turn but unfortunately the car plunged into canal to due speeding. Locals rushed for the rescue the drowning family but could managed to save Sagheer, Farazana and Sidra and Afshan, Iqra, Laiba and Oan Muhammad drowned in the water. Injured Sidra was shifted to THQ Hospital Liaqatpur and said to be stable.

The Shidani Sharif Police pulled out the car from the canal and are looking into the matter.