KHANEWAL: At least 11 members of a family, including children and women, were killed when a van fell into a canal in Khanewal.
According to rescue sources, all bodies have been retrieved after hours of a search operation. Citing the details of incident police said the vehicle had plunged into a canal in Khanewal two days back, which was found in the Melsi Link canal last night.
Upon being informed of the incident, a team of rescuers started searching the victims and the van. The deputy commissioner said the Melsi Link canal was closed during the search operation while cell phones of some of the drowned people were located within the remits of Haveli Koranga police station.
He said the unfortunate family had contacted their relatives in Mian Channu moments before their vehicle fell into the canal and later their relatives tried calling them but could not get through.
He said all the bodies were shifted to a hospital for medical-legal formalities. the bodies were handed over to heirs today, the deputy commissioner added.