7 still missing as boat capsized in Chiniot river

By: News Desk      Published: 11:20 AM, 24 Jul, 2021
7 still missing as boat capsized in Chiniot river
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Rescue teams have managed to recover four members of the same family, whose boat had capsized in River Chenab near Dost Muhammad Lali Bridge, Bhawana, Chiniot on Friday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.

Initially there were reports that 12 members of the two families had gone missing in the incident.

Operation In-charge Qaiser Shah told the media that body of a woman had been retrieved so far while search for the bodies of seven others was underway.

Tehsildar Chaudhry Ashraf, on the other hand, said although boating in the river was banned. “Still the family managed to dodge the authorities by entering the river through a secret route,” he elaborated.

According to details, 12 people belonging to two families were enjoying boating in River Chenab when the boat suddenly capsized in the middle of the river.

On receiving information, local divers reached the spot and began search operation.

Reporter Fakhar Deewan Bhatta