Five of a family drown in dam


CHAKWAL: Five members of a family, including four children, drowned in Mundi Dam on Friday.

According to villagers, the family came from the Daiwal village in Jhelum district`s Sohawa tehsil to the neighbouring Jore village for an iftar dinner at a relative`s home.

In the evening, four children and their aunt went to Mundi Dam, which is located 35 kilometres from Chakwal city. While they were walking on the banks of the dam, Ubaidullah, 12, fell into the dam. His sisters Uswa, 11, Laraib, 10, and Noor, 9, jumped into the dam to save him, as did their aunt Bushra, who was in her early 40s.

All five of them drowned, and their bodies by recovered by villagers. Dr Ateeq Ahmed, the district in-charge at Rescue 1122, told Dawn: `There was a mini dam in Mundi village. Nobody informed us, as the villagers themselves recovered the bodies.

Courtesy: DAWN