Eid turns tragic as 18 drown in KP incidents

04:38 PM | 12 Apr, 2024

Eid festivities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa took a devastating turn as 18 individuals lost their lives in drowning incidents across Nowshera, Charsadda, and Kohat districts.

 Despite the efforts of rescue teams, the joyous occasion turned somber with multiple drownings reported during the holiday.

The most significant loss of lives occurred in Nowshera's Kund Park, where a boat capsized, resulting in the demise of ten individuals. Amidst the chaos, only three managed to survive, adding to the grim toll of the tragedy.

Similar incidents unfolded in Kohat, where two individuals drowned while swimming in a dam. Fortunately, prompt action by rescue teams led to the successful retrieval of both victims, averting further casualties.

Rescue operations spearheaded by teams from Nowshera, Mardan, and Swabi are currently underway, with a concerted effort to locate any missing persons and provide immediate assistance to survivors. Despite facing challenging conditions, the dedicated personnel remain committed to their mission.

Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur expressed profound sorrow over the unfortunate incidents, extending his heartfelt condolences to the affected families. He directed authorities to prioritize rescue efforts and ensure the swift provision of medical aid to those in need.

Additionally, the Chief Minister emphasized the importance of reviewing and reinforcing boating safety measures across the province. He underscored the necessity of stringent regulations and their rigorous enforcement to prevent similar tragedies in the future, reaffirming the government's commitment to safeguarding citizens' lives.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 23 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 23, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.25 for buying and 280.70 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 354.5 and selling rate is 358.35.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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