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NOWSHERA: Three members of a family drowned in Kabul River at Kund Park here on Monday while taking selfies.

According to rescue workers, the victims, including two women, belonging to Peshawar, drowned in the Kabul River while making selfies.

The family had come to Kund Park for picnic, they added.

Police said Kainat, 22, a student of BSc and daughter of Jamil Khan, was making selfie when she slipped into the water.

To save her, Sana Gul, 17, a student of FSc and her cousin, also jumped into the water but she also drowned. Noor Jamil, brother of Kainat, also tried to save his sister and cousin but he was also swept away by the gushing water.

An eyewitness said that they were sitting on a rock in the middle of water and were taking selfies.

The rescue workers fished out bodies of both the female students and shifted them to the district headquarters hospital, Nowshera, while search for missing Noor Jamil was underway.

Published in Dawn, April 17th, 2018