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Pakistan: 23 die, 26 missing after boat capsizes in Indus River

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Around 23 people have died and 26 others are still missing after a boat carrying members of the wedding party capsized in the Indus River, The News reported on Tuesday.

Locals were able to rescue 45 people while rescue operations were still under way to find the missing people. Officials said that the boat capsized as it was overload. Several women and children were among the dead.

According to sources, the wedding procession of Hussain Kala, who belonged to the Solangi community, was moving to Sardarpur from Machhka in the Rojhan tehsil of Kharorwali when the accident happened. As soon as the accident was reported, district administration officials and police reached the spot and initiated the rescue operations.

Authorities said that they have been able to identify some of the deceased which included, 18-year-old Shabana, 22-year-old Hamidan, 14-year-old Allah Dani, while among the rescued people were Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Ramazan, Luqman and Muhammad Amin.

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