AJK lawmaker including 8 drowned near Sakakas

 
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Muzafarabad, Sept. 10 (TNS): Azad Jammu and Kashmir lawmaker Chaudhry Muhammad Ishaq was among eight drowned to death in a rivrr after a car fell into a drain near Sakakas area of Nakyal, officials say on Sunday.

According to local police, car was travelling from Khoi Ratta sector to Nakyal when it met with the accident due to fast currents in the drain and a heavy downpour, the police said.

Local administration officials and soldiers of the Pakistan Army took part in the rescue operation to recover the eight bodies.

Among the deceased are two brothers and three nephews of MLA Ishaq, the police said.

A day earlier, twelve people were drowned at Hawkesbay Beach in Karachi.