Five die, five missing as boat capsises in Pakistan

Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) At least five persons were killed and five went missing after a boat capsised in Pakistan’s Sindh province.

According to Geo News, the boat carrying 30 devotees capsised in the Indus river on Friday night while it was on its way to Pir Muhban Shah shrine in Larkana.

A police official said 20 persons were rescued till Friday night and search and rescue operation was suspended due to darkness.

The rescue operation resumed on Saturday morning, during which five bodies were recovered while five others were still missing.

The accident occurred as the boat was over-loaded.

–IANS

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