3 minor siblings drown in rainwater pool in Karachi – Pakistan

Three younger brothers drowned while another was rescued in a critical state after the four children fell Wednesday into a rainwater pool in Gulshan-i-Sohail, near Karachi, near the Super Highway, police said and health officials.

Malir's SSP, Irfan Bahadur, confirmed that the four children were brothers and that they fell into a pool of water at a construction site.

The deceased victims were identified as Mohammad Shafi, 10, Abdul Bari, 7, and Mohammad Nabi, 6, while Mohammad Ghani, 5, is under treatment.

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The SHO Chaudhry Aslam site Superhighway industrial station said the four brothers apparently swam in rain-filled waters near New Subzi Mandi, near the Superhighway.

The police officer said that rainwater from the recent strong monsoon spell had developed a pond about five to six feet deep in the area.

He said the children were recovered by people in the area, however, two of them had died at the scene. The third was pronounced dead upon arrival at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, while the fourth child was admitted for treatment.

The SHO said the surviving child was not currently in a state to give a statement to the police that would help determine how the tragic incident occurred.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1502196/3-minor-siblings-drown-in-rainwater-pool-in-karachi


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