GHAZI, 21 July: Five members of a family lost their lives when a van fell into a canal near Ghazi Barotha on Wednesday.

Police said the family members were returning home after visiting relatives in Bail Garhan village in Ghazi when the incident occurred.

The driver, Sher Ahmad, another person Adnan and two women were rescued and three girls, Anbreen, Surat Jan Bibi, and Bilqees were drowned in the canal. The two rescued women succumbed to their injuries at the hospital. Search to fish out the bodies of the three girls was in progress till filing of this report.