At the very least 20 folks died, most of them ladies, and one other 30 had been lacking after a ship carrying greater than 100 folks capsized in a river in central Pakistan on Monday, officers mentioned.
The overloaded boat was en path to a marriage when it capsized within the Indus River in Sadiqabad district, the federal government mentioned in an announcement.
Practically 90 folks had been rescued by divers, the assertion mentioned, including that the passengers had been largely ladies and kids.
Everybody on board belonged to a clan and had been on their technique to a household marriage ceremony throughout the river, it mentioned.
“We’ve recovered 20 our bodies thus far,” and most of them had been ladies, native authorities official Aslam Tasleem instructed native Geo Information TV.
He mentioned round 30 different folks had been lacking.
“We’re unsure precisely how many individuals had been on the boat. We solely get the estimates based mostly on the members of the family’ studies,” he mentioned.
Practically 35 divers from a state rescue service took half in an operation to seek out and rescue extra individuals who had been within the river, the assertion mentioned.