A family of seven, including two children, died when their car fell into a river amid heavy rains in the suburbs of Pakistan’s capital early Saturday, police said.
Officer Ali Raza said the family was returning home after attending a wedding ceremony in a nearby village. He said the driver apparently failed to realize he was driving off the road and the car fell into the water after hitting a fence on a small bridge spanning the river.
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Raza said the car sank in the river’s waters and people only saw it in the morning when the water receded. The victims included four women, two children and a man.
Recent monsoon rains in much of Pakistan have made some roads dangerous. Many of the country’s roads lack safety signs and motorists largely ignore safety regulations.