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10 of a family die as boat capsizes in Pakistan

Filed on August 18, 2020 | Last updated on August 18, 2020 at 12.03 pm
Boat capsize, Keenjhar Lake
Rescue workers and volunteers search for bodies in Keenjhar Lake, some 122km east of Karachi.


The boat was overcrowded

A boat carrying 13 tourists capsized in Keenjhar Lake near Thatta in southern Pakistan on Monday, leaving 10 passengers dead and another three missing.

All of them were members of a Karachi-based family. A local official said that the small boat was overcrowded.

Ten bodies were recovered from deep water. Rescuers continued to search for survivors.

Pakistan Navy teams were also called to help the civil administration. 

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