Pakistani girl and parents drown in latest selfie-related tragedy

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Peshawar – An 11-year-old girl drowned on Tuesday after falling into a river in northern Pakistan while attempting to take a selfie, and her parents also died trying to save her, officials said.

The drownings occurred in the Kunhar river that flows through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, at a hilly tourist spot in Beesian village, some 200km north of Islamabad. The deep, rocky and fast-flowing river is popular for white-water rafting.

"The girl, Safia Atif, was trying to take a selfie along the river when she slipped and fell," local police official Arshad Khan told AFP, explaining the incident was witnessed by other tourists.

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