At least nine dead as boat carrying pilgrims capsizes near Thatta
THATTA: At least nine individuals died as a boat carrying greater than 50 pilgrims capsized near the coastal city of Bohara on Thursday, police mentioned.
Greater than 50 pilgrims, together with girls and youngsters, had been on their solution to a shrine ‘mela’ (truthful) when their boat capsized within the open sea, police added.
Our bodies of two girls, two youngsters and a person had been delivered to Sheikh Zayed Sakro Hospital, the place they had been pronounced dead.
Based on sources, the boat was overloaded with inadequate security measures, with the robust winds feared to have performed a task within the accident.
Rescue efforts are underway to save lots of the remaining passengers from drowning, sources added.