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KP’s ‘Baywatch’ for baby swimmers  

Swimming pools are for rich folks, which is why kids from Peshawar’s informal settlements beat the heat in the free entry canals around the city. In the rest of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, village children do the same and crash around in the rivers when the summers arrive—but because they don’t know how to swim, they die…

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16-year-old drowns in Gujranwala while taking a selfie

The craze of taking selfies claimed another life in Gujranwala on Monday when a girl drowned in a canal. Two girls were taking selfies on the banks of the Upper Chenab Canal when they slipped and fell into the water, according to police and rescue officials. The officials said local residents rescued one of the…

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Two friends drown at Karachi’s Sandspit beach

A friends’ picnic turned into a tragedy after two friends drowned at the Sandspit beach. Two students from Karachi, Osama, 22, and Faraz,18, had gone to the beach to enjoy the second day of Eid with their friends on Sunday morning. Rescue workers are still looking for their bodies. The families of victims expressed dissatisfaction…

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Karachi: 12 people drown at Hawke’s Bay

KARACHI: Twelve picnickers from three different families drowned at Hawke’s Bay beach in Karachi on Saturday. An Edhi official told SAMAA that 10 bodies had been recovered and shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi, while another body had also been retrieved from the sea and was being taken to the hospital. The search for one more…

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Under-17 Indian cricketer drowns in Sri Lanka

NEWS DESK An under-17 Indian cricketer allegedly drowned in a swimming pool in Sri Lanka. According to a foreign news website, the victim – identified as 12-year old Monath Sona Narendra – along with three other players were in the swimming pool of a hotel located at Sri Lanka’s Pamunugama on Tuesday evening when tragedy…

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Death toll from drowning rises to 7 in Karachi

KARACHI: Four people drowned at Karachi’s Hawkes Bay beach on Tuesday while three others also lost their lives to the sea near the city’s Do Darya area on the same day, taking the toll of the dead to 13 people in one week.  According to details, four people had reportedly drowned at Karachi’s Hawkes Bay…

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Karachi: Four drown while swimming at Hawks Bay

KARACHI: Four persons drowned while swimming at Hawks Bay in Karachi, Samaa reported. The deceased were identified as Danish, Zubai, Syed Rabba and Mashal. Zubai and Syed Rabba were cousins, rescue sources said. Rescue teams managed to retrieve the dead body from the sea   .

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12 migrants drown as boat sinks off Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey: Twelve migrants drowned Saturday when their boat sank off the Turkish coast as they were seeking to reach Greece, while around 25 others were rescued, the Anatolia news agency reported. The Turkish coastguard recovered the bodies from the wooden boat, which had sailed from northwest Turkey’s seaside town of Ayvalik headed for the…

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Twins in stroller drown after mother pauses to swat bee

PHOENIX: Two 18-month-old twin boys drowned in a canal in western Arizona after their mother stopped to swat a bee and their stroller fell into the fast-moving waters, police said on Tuesday. The boys were strapped into the stroller as Alexis Keslar pushed it along the canal bank on Friday and paused briefly to “fend…

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Five Peshawar children drown in the well

PESHAWAR: At least five children reportedly drowned after falling in an underground sink here on Tuesday evening, Samaa reported. “A rather dilapidated top of an old unused well, which had now turned into a cesspit, collapsed under the weight of more than a dozen of children sitting on a cot placed directly on it,” Senior…

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Bodies of 26 drowned Karachi picknickers recovered

KARACHI: Bodies of at least 26 picknickers, who had drowned in choppy sea waters off Karachi beaches, have been recovered while search for other is on, Samaa reported Thursday. The bathers were among thousands who had taken to the beaches to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr holiday defying a swimming ban imposed because of rough sea conditions. According…

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At least eight drown at Karachi beach

KARACHI: At least eight people drowned at Sea View on Wednesday as they went to the beach to celebrate Eid ul Fitr on the second day of annual festival. According to rescue officials, at least five people, children, among them have been rescued alive. Thousands of people turned up at city beaches to celebrate the…

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Eight drown as van crashes into Skardu river

SKARDU: Eid day was not a ‘happy day’ for everyone as no less than eight people including three women drowned after a passenger van crashed into a river near Khaplo in Ghanche District, Samaa reported Tuesday. The tragedy stuck when the unfortunate van failed in negotiating a sharp turn on the road by the Shyok…

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Japan fans drown sorrows after World Cup exit

TOKYO: Groggy Japan fans reacted with sadness early Wednesday after watching their team exit the World Cup, some deciding to numb the pain after the horror show with one more drink. Having watched the Blue Samurai crushed 4-1 by a rampant Colombia, it was little wonder blue-clad fans who had been drinking all night opted…

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At least 13 drown in migrant boat off Sicily

PALERMO: At least 13 people on a migrant boat arriving in Sicily drowned close to the coast near the eastern city of Ragusa, apparently after trying to disembark from their stranded vessel, Italian authorities said on Monday. Television pictures showed the bodies, all of adult men, wrapped in white sheets lying on the beach at…

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Three students drown in Islamabad’s Rawal Dam

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Three students of Model College were drowned in Rawal Dam of the city, SAMAA reports on Thursday.According to rescue sources, the tenth class students went for swimming but unfortunately drowned. Rescue workers took the bodies out of the dam and shifted to Poly Clinic.The victims were identified as Gulsher (15), Mohammad Ali (140)…

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Eight of a family drown as boat capsizes in Tando Allahyar

Staff ReportTANDO ALLAHYAR: At least eight members of a family, including two women and two children, were killed after their boat capsized here, SAMAA reports on Thursday.According to reports, the family, from Tando Allahyar district of Sindh province, was aboard a small boat on a fishing trip in Tando Soomro lake when the boat lost…

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Karachi: Five children drown in flooded Malir River

Staff ReportKARACHI: At least five children drowned in Malir River which has been flooded after Sunday’s heavy downpour in Karachi, SAMAA reported.An eight-year-boy was rescued while five others, two brothers and sisters among them, drowned in the river near Super Highway.Eyewitnesses said the kids were playing near the river bank when a high tide swept…

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Karachi: Six including four children drown at Sunera Point, Sea View

Staff ReportKARACHI: Six people, including four children, drowned on Monday at Sunera Point beach and Sea View, SAMAA reports.According to an emergency response centre, 25-year old Faisal and 12-year old Taimor were saved by the lifeguards.But search for 13-year old Basit and 19-year Habib is still underway at Sunera beach. Moreover, two children were also…

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Five visitors drown in River Panjkora as chairlift breaks

Web DeskDIR: At least five people fell into river Panjkora, as chairlift broke at Varai in Dir Bala, SAMAA reports on Saturday.According to reports, three people were rescued and search of two other persons was underway until last reports received. SAMAA

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Karachi: Three picnickers drown at Hawks Bay

Staff ReportKARACHI: Three people drowned while picnicking at Hawks Bay in Karachi on Sunday, SAMAA reports. According to Emergency Response Center, three people entered the sea for a bath at the beach. They were pulled into the deep water by the strong currents.Their bodies were traced later by the divers. The deceased were identified as…

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