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Five children drowned in Upper Kohistan

Five children drowned in Upper Kohistan

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Mansehra: Five children, including two brothers, drowned in a river in Kandia Valley in Upper Kohistan on Friday.

“Five children were swept away by the floodwaters, three of them schoolboys, in two separate incidents and the bodies of two of them were eaten by locals,” Malik Omar, a local elder, told reporters.

The first incident occurred in the Marshahi area of ​​the valley when three school children, who were returning home, fell into a river while crossing a wooden bridge. “The bodies of two brothers, belonging to Maulana Bakhtak’s family, were exhumed and the search for their friend is still ongoing,” Malik Omar said.

The second incident took place in the Kanai area where two friends drowned while swimming. The search for the bodies of both Shah Alam and Jahanzeb’s son is underway. Malik Omar told reporters that there were no bridges in Kandia and people used to cross the river mostly on wooden planks.