SWABI: An 18-year-old boy drowned in the Indus River here on Sunday, Rescue 1122 officials said.

The youngster had gone to historical Hund village along with his friends to beat the heat after participating in an Independence Day function.

As they were busy in bathing, he suddenly moved into deep waters and could not manage to come out, the rescuers said.

Luqman Khan, a rescue official, told Dawn that on receiving the information, a divers’ team reached the spot and started search for the body. He said the divers succeeded in pulling out the body from the river and handed it over to the family. The victim was identified as Asim Khan, hailing from Dagai village of Razaar teshil.

Separately, a man was killed and his brother injured in a firing incident in Topi the other day. Murad Khan of Dodhir village, while recording his statement with the police, alleged that Imran Khan, Arab Khan and Khalid Khan, who also hailed from his village, fired on them, killing his brother, Manzoor Ali, on the spot and injuring him.

The complainant did not mention any cause of the incident. In another incident, a woman teacher of government girls higher secondary school, Topi, was shot dead by unknown persons in Matoona area when she was on way to school the other day.

The reason for the murder and the suspects could not be known. The Topi police registered FIR against the unknown suspects. Separately, a 17-year-old girl died when a motorcycle and a trailer collided in Malikabad area.

A Rescue 1122 team shifted the body to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, Razaar. The deceased was identified as Ayesha Khan, belonging to Hamza Dher village. An FIR has been registered against the trailer driver, who escaped after the incident.

Meanwhile, two people were injured when two motorcycles collided on Swabi-Mardan Road near the Link Road Bazaar. They were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital.

Published in Dawn, August 15th, 2022

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