KARAK: Two children of a family drowned in a water tank outside their house in Saikot area here on Sunday.

Police officials said that cousins identified as Hassan, 3, son of Farhatullah, and Talha, 4, son of Abdul Wahab, of Saikot area of the Takht-i-Nusrati tehsil were playing in an under-construction building when they fell into the water tank.

Family members retrieved the minors from the tank after some time when they came to know about their falling into the water tank. They were rushed to the city hospital, but the doctors pronounced them dead before giving any medical treatment.

Later, the hospital’s administration handed bodies of the two children over to their relatives for burial.

Meanwhile, seven persons, women and children among them, sustained serious injuries when a rickshaw skidded off the road in Nari Panos hilly area and plunged into a deep ravine.

The injured were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital, Karak. Later, five of the injured persons were referred to a major hospital in Peshawar for further treatment due to their precarious condition.

Published in Dawn, September 21st, 2020