10 of a family die as boat capsizes in Keenjhar Lake

By: News Desk      Published: 08:03 PM, 17 Aug, 2020
10 of a family die as boat capsizes in Keenjhar Lake
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At least 10 people died when a boat capsized in Keenjhar Lake, Thatta district of Sindh on Monday.

According to the details, 13 members of a family of Karachi’s Mehmoodabad area were on their way to Noori Jam Tamachi shrine on a boat in Keenjhar Lake in Thatta, when all of sudden their boat overturned and all the of them drown in the lake. 10 family members died on the spot, while three women were rescued. 

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident and sought detailed report from the Thatta deputy commissioner.

"How did the incident occur?" the CM enquired. "Where were the rescue boats and teams?"

Expressing regret, the chief minister directed authorities concerned to extend all possible assistance to the victims.