KASUR: A widow, who broke under the ceaseless adversities of extreme poverty Sunday jumped into a canal along with two of her children in rural Kasur.
Sources said the woman was rescued but the children drowned.
Reportedly, the mother of four tried to take the deadly attempt along with all of her children in the muddy waters of BS Link Canal, but two of them Assad 12, and Sadia, 8, sensing danger broke away in time, however Uzma, 10 and Haider, 8 surrended to their mother’s suicidal intentions.
Local residents rushed to the scene after both the traumatized children, who had watched in horror the deep flowing waters taking away their mother and siblings, raised a loud hue and cry.
The woman was pulled out of the water but the two unfortunate children drowned.
Haider’s body was recovered whereas search is on for Uzma’s.