LARKANA – One person was killed while 16 were rescued when a boat carrying at least 30 devotees, including women and children, capsized in River Indus in Dokri area near Larkana on Friday, At least 13 people were still missing.
The devotees, mostly from Naushahro Feroze and Khairpur, were returning after attending the Urs ceremony at the mausoleum of Pir Majban Shah.
Rescue teams rushed to the spot and recovered one dead body from the river while 13 still missing. At least 16 people were rescued.
The rescue operation was stopped due to darkness and will restart in the morning. A rescue team of Pakistan Navy from Sukkur also arrived to participate in the search operation.