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Children’s fight during cricket match leads to killing of 7 in Havelian

November 24, 2018

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Youngsters playing cricket on the streets of Karachi. —Dawn archives
Youngsters playing cricket on the streets of Karachi. —Dawn archives

A clash between children during a cricket match claimed the lives of seven members of two rival groups, including two real brothers on both sides, at Village Ghari Pulgran in Havelian tehsil, Abbottabad, late Friday evening.

The deceased, four belonging to one group, have been identified as Rashid Khan, Sohrab Khan, Ashfaq Khan, and Usman; while the three deceased from the rival group have been identified as Mukhtiar Shah, Anwar Shah, and Shoukat Shah.

Moreover, an injured man Saleem was taken to Ayub Teaching Hospital in critical condition while bodies of the deceased were shifted to Havelian and District Headquarters Hospital in Abbottabad.

A heavy contingent of police was deployed in the area to avert further clashes between the two rival groups.

Havelian police have registered a case and started an investigation, according to a police official.