THATTA: At the very least 14 individuals have been killed as a ship carrying greater than 50 pilgrims capsized close to the coastal city of Bohara on Thursday, rescue sources stated.
5 ladies, six males, and three youngsters died within the incident, rescue sources reported, including that forty seven passengers have been rescued and shifted to the hospital.
Round eighty pilgrims, together with ladies and youngsters, have been on their approach to a shrine ‘mela’ (truthful) when their boat capsized within the open sea, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Thatta Haseeb Afzal stated, including that the boat was overloaded with passengers.
SSP Afzal additional stated that the incident befell close to the shore and fifty two passengers have been efficiently offboarded by rescue sources.
Based on preliminary stories, our bodies of two ladies, two youngsters and a person have been delivered to Sheikh Zayed Sakro Hospital, the place they have been pronounced lifeless.
Robust winds coupled with an overloaded boat are thought-about to have performed a task within the accident.
Thatta district commissioner knowledgeable the chief minister that 20 individuals have up to now been rescued.
Rescue efforts are underway to save lots of the remaining passengers from drowning, officers added.
Pakistan Navy groups left for the website of the incident for a rescue operation on Wednesday night, a Navy spokesperson stated, including that rescue boats have been additionally dispatched.
Divers, medical personnel, and rescue employees are a part of the navy’s rescue group.
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