Six of family drown as car falls into canal


LAHORE: Six of the same family, including three women, were killed when their car fell into a canal near Farooqabad during the wee hours of Saturday.

As per the details, the ill-fated family from Chambal village was en route to Gujranwala to attend the funeral of a relative when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into the Upper Goh Gera Canal due to bad weather and over-speeding.

All six passengers lost their lives in the incident.

Rescue teams reached the spot and recovered four bodies from the canal whereas an operation to find the remaining bodies was underway by the time this report was filed.

On Friday, at least three persons were killed and 25 others were injured after six vehicles collided with each other in a chain accident in Okara due to dense fog.