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BANNU: Three soldiers have died when gushing rainwater swept them away as they were pulling a vehicle stuck in a drain in Khaisor area near Frontier Regions Bannu, official sources said.

Military officials confirmed the soldiers died when a vehicle they were pulling out from a drain was swept away by torrential rainwater at Sian Tanga area near Khiasor along the North Waziristan Agency and Frontier Regions Bannu border.

Officals said that one of the soldiers died on the spot while two others succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.

“The vehicle was pulled out by reinforcement which was sent in,” the military officials said.

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