MARDAN: Two minors drowned in Ameer Khan Kallay Nullah in Jalala area of Takhtbai tehsil here on Thursday.

Locals residents and officials of the Rescue 1122 said that five minor boys had taken their buffalos for grazing where they started bathing in Ameer Khan KallayNulluh (Khwar) located in Jalala area and accidentally went into deep water.

However, three of the five children were rescued by the local people present near the nullah at the time of incident while bodies of two were recovered by the personnel of Rescue 1122 divers after hours long search operation.

Bodies of the victims identified as Arman, 13, and Jawad Khan, 12,were taken to the nearby hospital and later handed over to the parents after necessary medico-legal process.

The area people lauded the quick response and rescue operation of the Rescue 1122 divers and demanded of the relevant high-ups to issue commendation certificates to the team members.

Published in Dawn, July 1st, 2022

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