At least 50 people belong­ing to the Dawood­i Bohra Commun­ity drowne­d in the incide­nt

At least 50 people belonging to the Dawoodi Bohra Community drowned. PHOTO: RUETERS

At least 50 people belonging to the Dawoodi Bohra Community drowned. PHOTO: RUETERS

THATTA: At least 50 people belonging to the Dawoodi Bohra Community drowned after a boat carrying them capsized in Thatta.

Several are feared dead. According to reports, all district administration and rescue teams have been rushed to the area.

The religious visitors were on their way to partake in an annual festival, Meinh Pathahi, a local saint whose shrine is located inside the Arabian Sea in Bohara Creek of Mir Pur Sakro, Thatta district, said Deputy Commissioner Mirza Nasir Baig.

Three cops drown as boat capsizes in Indus River

In July, three policemen drowned in Indus River while three others were rescued when their boat capsized during pre-flood training in Dera Ghazi Khan.

A police spokesperson said six policemen were riding a boat at Ghazi Ghat in Indus River where they were engaged in pre-flood swimming training. However, their boat capsized and they fell into the water.

As a result, Head Constable Aslam, Ali Hamza and Constable Taimur Nawaz drowned. Soon after the incident, rescue officials reached the spot and rescued the other three policemen and shifted them to Ghazi Teaching Hospital for treatment. They were identified as Ijaz, Bilal and Anis.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.


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