19 women drown as boat capsizes in Indus River
Boat was carrying around 60 wedding guests on board
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At least 19 women drowned Monday after a boat carrying around 60 to 70 passengers on board capsized in Indus River near Machka, Sadiqabad, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to the police, the passengers were the part of a marriage procession that was heading towards Machka from Kharor.
“At least 35 people were rescued by the locals,” police said, adding that the rescue teams had also arrived at the scene.
“The dead bodies of 12 women have been fished out from the river,” police stated.
“Search for the people who are still missing is underway,” said the assistant commissioner of Sadiqabad.
Reporter: Malik Javed, Saleem Mirani