15-year-old killed by ‘deadly selfie’

A 15-year-old boy drowned in a stream, while attempting to take a selfie in Rajanpur’s Matkhand area.

Rescuers fished out the body after eight hours. Police identified him as Ali Tariq, resident of Lahore, who came to Rajanpur to spend his vacation at his uncle’s house.

Ali was trying to take a selfie by a stream along with his brother and friends when he slipped and fell into the water with his brother. His friends managed to save Ali’s brother but the water swept Ali away.

Ali’s body was found eight hours later. It was taken to a hospital for medico-legal formalities. Last month, a young man from Karachi drowned in a river in Swat while trying to take a selfie.

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