Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: At least 4 Dead, 21 Missing After Boat Capsizes

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At least four people have been killed and 21 are still missing after a boat capsized in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  A rescue operation is on the lookout but hopes for finding survivors is unlikely.

The boat was carrying passengers along the Indus River from Shangla to Haripur district on Wednesday when it overturned.

“There were 38 people on the boat when the incident occurred and 13 people saved their lives by swimming to the shore,” local police official Zahid Ullah told AFP. “We have retrieved four dead bodies from the river including two women and children,” he said. “The flow of the water is very fast the river is very deep which has dimmed the chances of survival, however we will continue the rescue operation till the last individual is found,” he added.

Babakhel said the locals in the northern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa use boats for travelling because the roads in the area are unpaved and it saves them time.

 

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