November 30, 2015
An Afghan family has drowned in river while trying to reach to Europe for a better life.
The five-member family belonging to 4th sector of Kandahar city, capital of southern Kandahar province, left hometown for Europe about a month before.
Head of the family was Naweed who made it to Turkey with his wife and three children after going through severe hardship.
But on their way ahead the tragic incident took place after their boat sank in the river.
Dead bodies of Naweed, his wife and a child were laid to rest in Kandahar late on Sunday but his two kids are still missing in the water.
Due to lack of job opportunities and rapid increase in insecurity, thousands of Afghans leave country to Europe for a better life every month.
But some of them lose their lives when their boats sink in the water.
In several other cases they have become the target of border security forces while illegally crossing the border into other countries, having traffic accidents or suffocation inside the shipping containers.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahudin Rabbani said earlier this month that 146,000 Afghans had left country for Europe this year.