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Five children drown in Surjani Town

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KARACHI (APP) As many as 5 children including two brothers aged between 8 to 13 drowned in a water filled  pit of an under-construction building in Surjani Town area of the megalopolis on Sunday.

According to police, the deceased were identified as Zubair s/o Abdul Ghaffar 12 years, Masood s/o Fareed Ahmed 13 years, Fayyaz s/o Fareed Ahmed 8 years Arman s/o Tahir 13 years and Furqan s/o Tariq 12 years.

The deceased children were playing at the site if incident. They were residents of Surjani Town Sector-7A.

Their bodies were recovered by rescue workers, and shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

Meanwhile, SSP West Fida Hussain Janwri said that a case can be registered on behalf of the families of deceased children.

He said that the pond (water filled pit) should not have been built. The concerned builder should have deployed security or should have build a wall.

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